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Budget lock paralyzes government : Washington is at a standstill

It is the kind of message that needs just before Christmas, now really none. Hundreds of thousands of American government workers will be sent into unpaid force

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Budget lock paralyzes government : Washington is at a standstill

It is the kind of message that needs just before Christmas, now really none. Hundreds of thousands of American government workers will be sent into unpaid forced leave or have to because your work force is indispensable, for the time being, without pay continue to work.

they are the victims of a frozen conflict in the use of budgetary funds, has begun with the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. It is the third Time since the beginning of 2017, a Shutdown, a budget barrier, enters into force, the important parts of the government shutdown.

In the night to Saturday, the deadline was expired, up to the Democrats and Republicans would have to agree in Congress on a Bulgarian. Trumps Republicans failed on Friday, in the Senate, the necessary votes of the Opposition for the release of five billion dollars to get the President for the construction of a wall of calls at the border to Mexico. The money was supposed to be included according to the will of Trumps in a Zwischenetat, which also allows for the financing of various authorities. A Etatkompromiss without the five billion Trump rejects.

Trump moves departure in Christmas vacation

Up to the end of the dispute, the work of some of the Federal authorities is set now, or is severely limited. On Saturday, there were further negotiations of Trumps Team and the leading representatives in Congress to reach a solution before Christmas. Representatives of the two parties were in talks with Vice President Pence, trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner as well as the designate of the President's chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, the American media reported. The President himself postponed his Friday afternoon flight is scheduled to depart in the Christmas holidays to Florida for an indefinite period of time.

Trump also called on the Democrats to participate in a cross-party solution. "The Shutdown will not hopefully take long," he said in a video message on Twitter. Earlier, the President had threatened, if the Democrats in Congress not einlenkten, will give it a long-lasting standstill.

But a solution is not brought to the talks. The budget freeze in the United States is not repealed before Christmas. The U.S. Senate adjourned on Saturday its negotiations on a solution to the budget dispute

President calls for democratic concessions

– the Republican house of representatives dominated had decided on Thursday to a template, in the $ 5.7 billion for such a wall are provided. On Friday, the Senate should vote on it. A sufficient majority for the template are not expected to materialize in accordance with: The Republicans in the Senate is currently 51 senators. For the adoption of the budget draft 60 of the 100 senators would be required. The Democrats have ruled out any concession. "Mr President, you will not get your wall," said group chief Chuck Schumer.

The last Shutdown in January for three days

took to be the severity of the impact of the Blockade depends on its duration. The last Shutdown in January lasted for three days. In October 2013, were placed under the then President, Barack Obama, for 16 days, a number of areas of the government apparatus to a standstill. The longest budget lock with 21Tagen about the turn of the year 1995/1996.

The current lock subject staff according to the Democrats in the house of representatives and the Senate, 800,000 of the 2.1 million state. Around 380,000 of them will be sent on unpaid forced leave, of which 52,000 employees of the tax authority, the IRS. Also, about 80 percent of the employees of the national parks as well as 96 percent of the employees of the space Agency, Nasa, have to stay home. 420.000 indispensable to classified workers to work without pay. To Employees of law - enforcement authorities, the judiciary, law enforcement officials, as well as air travel and postal employees. The Shutdown, among other things, the Department of homeland security, the transportation, trade, and the Ministry of the interior and the Ministry of foreign Affairs are concerned. The Ministry of defence and the Ministry of health have received their funding already.

construction of the wall on the border to Mexico, large of choice was the promise

the holidays are the most popular national parks, the services for visitors are limited during the financial barrier. The last Time the freedom was locked in a statue for two days for visitors to the state of New York stepped in. The Smithsonian museums in Washington, which are among the main attractions of the capital, said that you can 1 thanks to reserves, up to and including. January remain open.

The construction of a wall to stop illegal immigration from Mexico and other countries in Central America, was one of the main promises of Donald Trump to his supporters in the presidential campaign of 2016. But in the nearly two years of his term, the President has not managed it so far, the funds for this. The Democrats had offered at the end of March, to connect the money for the wall with a solution for the Dreamer, those 1.8 million young immigrants who came as children from Mexico to the United States. The had rejected Trump.

The current negotiations are likely to be his last Chance to realize the wall. Therefore, the President is perhaps particularly intransigent. Because: If in January, the newly elected Congress convenes, the Democrats in the house of representatives, the majority of the members. A majority for the financing of a wall appears to be not unrealistic.

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