The government shutdown in the United States broke the record for the duration

The government shutdown in the United States broke the record for the duration

MOSCOW, January 12 — RIA Novosti. The partial government shutdown the United States has become the longest in history — it continues for 22nd day. The previous record was recorded when President bill Clinton — shutdown lasted 21 days, from December 16, 1995 and 5 January 1996.

Part of the Federal agencies stopped work because of lack of budget December 22. In General, affected only a quarter of the ministries and departments, although among them — the state Department, the Department of homeland security, the justice Department and part of the White house.

About 800 thousand civil servants or work without pay (if their job is deemed critical to national security), or sent on forced unpaid leave.

Ran into a wall

The cause of the current shutdown is disagreement between the President and the Democratic party about the financing of security measures on the southern border. Trump, for which the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico was one of the campaign promises, demands to allocate to it $ 5.7 billion, and refuses to sign the budget. The Democrats received in the November elections, a majority of the house of representatives is ready to allocate not more than 1.3 billion.

Ninth day of January, trump has met with speaker of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi and the leader of the Democrats in the Senate Chuck Schumer, but it ended inconclusively. The President himself wrote on Twitter that it was “an absolute waste of time.”

I asked what will happen in 30 days if I would be able to finish everything, then you approve the border security, which includes a wall or steel barrier? Nancy said, “No.” I said, “good-bye, nothing else works!”.

Previously, trump said that because Congress failed to adopt a budget, then it may declare in the country state of emergency, but later added that he would do it, because counting on the fact that Congress still passes the budget.