The partial government shutdown operations under U.S. President Donald Trump has grow to be the longest in the history of the United States of America. At midnight (U.S. East coast) has broken the record of 21-day-long "shutdown" of 1995 and 1996.
The current budget freeze had on the 22. December began – and the end is not in sight.
the reason is the dispute between Trump and the Democrats over the President's requested money for the construction of a wall on the border to Mexico. Since it was not, therefore, just in time for the adoption of a budget law, can't work, several ministries are normal. Approximately 800'000 employees of government and Federal authorities to work without pay, or on furlough, to endure. Since the financing of the Ministry of foreign Affairs is concerned, the same is true for US embassies around the world.
The White house may not also work with the full staff. According to the emergency plan of the government of the Central may come out of the 359 full-time employees only 156 to go to work. Their areas are considered to be essential. Prior to the standstill in December, had Trump said he'll take responsibility for any "Shutdown". When it came, but actually, he gave the Democrats the blame.
right of veto of the President
The Republican refuses, a budget law, which contains no money for the required wall on the U.S. southern border. The Democrats, their votes Trump needs in Congress, but refuse vehemently. A solution is not in sight, the last conversation between the President and representatives of the Democrats failed, a new one is not planned for the time being.
Video: trump's speech to the Nation "There is a growing safety crisis": U.S. President Donald Trump, in his speech to the Nation in the Wake of the shutdown. (Video: Reuters)
Trump has threatened to impose a "National emergency" should be the Democrats in your line. Such an emergency Declaration would give him far-reaching powers, and he could try to leave the wall without the consent of the Congress building. A country-wide state of emergency, the laws, or even fundamental rights, except, wouldn't that mean but.
"Not so fast"
On Friday rowed Trump back a little. A state of emergency Declaration is the simplest solution, but it will not "grab" to this medium, the President said in the White house. He wanted that the Congress do its Job and therefore at the Moment still no "state of emergency" to impose. If the Congress does not on the funding of the wall, some that he needed to grab but Willy-nilly to the measure.
The Democrats have threatened for this case with resistance. The matter could deal with the courts and the government a tough legal battle bring.
In the past years, it always came back that the government apparatus due to a dispute between Democrats and Republicans to a standstill. The longest Shutdown in U.S. history occurred at the turn of the year 1995/1996, under the then-democratic President Bill Clinton, because Republicans and Democrats over the health insurance "Medicare", and arguing. At that time, the entire government was affected. (ij/sda)
Created: 12.01.2019, 07:06 PM