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A Shutdown looms ever closer

In the United States has become a part of the closing of the government due to the budget dispute more and more likely. The opposition Democrats rejected on Tue

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A Shutdown looms ever closer

In the United States has become a part of the closing of the government due to the budget dispute more and more likely. The opposition Democrats rejected on Tuesday the request of U.S. President Donald Trump for an alternative financing of the planned construction of the wall on the border to Mexico. "This is not going to happen," said the leader of the Democrats in the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi. Previously, Trump had signaled his spokeswoman Sarah Sanders relent in the budget dispute.

There is also "other means" for the procurement of five billion dollars, said Sanders in the TV channel Fox News. The Congress could, for example, assign a billion dollars in unspent funds. "The President has every one of his Ministers asked to search for financial resources, which can be used to protect our borders," said Sanders.

Without a new budget law, until midnight on Friday (local time) there is a closure of approximately a quarter of the Federal authorities, including homeland security and the justice Department. This as a "Shutdown" designated financial emergency could drag on until into the new year.

Democrats against the wall

trump is the Republican party and the opposition Democrats have so far been able to reach agreement in the dispute over the Trump requested funds for the construction of the wall. The wall is the promise of one of the Trumps of the Central election campaign.

The Democrats don't want to give Trump the requested partial financing of the masonry project in the amount of five billion dollars. You are only willing to approve him for $ 1.6 billion for other measures for border security. You don't want this money to be used for the border wall.

Pelosi and the leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, rejected the proposal by the White house. They could not accept "the offer of a billion-Dollar bribe Fund for the implementation of the very wrong immigration policy of the President," said Pelosi.

Trump would be proud of "Shutdown"

The dispute had escalated in the past week, at a Meeting of the President with Pelosi and Schumer. In front of the cameras in the Oval Office the leader of the opposition Trumps a claim denied by the billion for the wall.

The President said in the battle of words, he will take the responsibility when it come to a "Shutdown"; he would be "proud" of the government in the interest of border security, paralyze.

Difficult conditions

Republicans currently control while still both of Congress chambers. The beginning of November, newly-elected Congress occurs only at the 3. January. However, for all of the budgetary legislation 60 of the 100 votes needed in the Senate. The Republicans have 51 seats, so need at least nine votes of the Opposition.

According to the Constitution of the new Congress, budget, compromise is likely to be even more difficult. Because the majority of Republicans in the Senate grow to 53 seats in the house of representatives, the Democrats will be in the majority.

Some parliamentarians argued that the first to adopt, by the end of the week only a short-term Übergangsetat that ensures the financing of the authorities up to the beginning of the year. The rings around the budget is also complicated by the fact that there may be many of the end-of-year Congress retiring members may not be willing to travel for a budget vote at the end of this week to Washington.

at the beginning of the year in the United States, already two Times came to shutdowns of the Federal authorities. They lasted only a few days, because then still budget compromises have been manufactured. (roy/AFP)

Created: 19.12.2018, 02:56 PM

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