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No quick end to the shutdown in sight

The budget freeze in the United States is going to take over Christmas. As the Republican majority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, announced on Saturday,

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No quick end to the shutdown in sight

The budget freeze in the United States is going to take over Christmas. As the Republican majority leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, announced on Saturday, postponed the Congress of the chamber of their negotiations on a solution to the budget dispute. While it was true that the 24. December, a "Pro forma session", the "next scheduled meeting" on 27. December, instead, said McConnell in the Senate.

On Friday, it was not the Congress, to avert the deadlock in the budget discussions through the break, and the so-called Shutdown in the last Minute. The most important point of contention are the US President, Donald Trump demanded billions of funds for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, the Democrats are strongly opposed to that.

About 800'000 state employees without a salary

trump is the Republicans in the Senate is currently 51 senators. For the adoption of the budget draft 60 of the 100 senators would be required. A vote on a budget compromise, the U.S. Congress must be notified 24 hours in advance.

The leader of the Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, said on Saturday that if Trump wanted to end the he has caused "Shutdown", should he say goodbye to his idea of a wall. "We want effective border security, no wall," said Schumer.

A quarter of the Federal authorities

affected means The budget freeze that around 800'000 state employees now for the time being, no salary. A part of them is sent to an unpaid mandatory leave. Hundreds of thousands of employees, whose work is considered to be indispensable, you need to do this without payment your Job. This applies, for instance, security forces, personnel in the prison system and the aviation authorities.

The financing barrier hits a total of about a quarter of the Federal authorities, including the ministries of foreign Affairs, homeland security, justice, and agriculture, the Federal tax authority, the IRS, the national Park administration and the space Agency Nasa.

Shutdown could take a long time

Trump had to be postponed because of the "Shutdown" on his Christmas vacation in Florida. He stated that he was in the White house and working "hard". The Democrats will negotiate over "much-needed border security" to the defense of criminal gangs as well as drug and human trafficking, and this will probably "take a long time". The construction of the wall was one of promise to Trumps Central election fight.

in 2013 had led to a budget dispute between Republicans and Democrats, led by Ex-us President Barack Obama to a 16-day "Shutdown". Under Trump, it had come to lock at the beginning of 2018, two short Budget.

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Created: 22.12.2018, 21:42 PM

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