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The US Congress is adjourned – budget lock lasts until 2019

negotiations in Congress to resolve the budget dispute will continue in the coming week. Both chambers met on Thursday, only for a few minutes, to adjourn. Thus, the partial budget pulls the lock up into the new year. The so-called "Shutdown" was entered in the night to Saturday in force, and it seems parts of the US government apparatus.

Prior to the resumption of negotiations to end the budget President Donald Trump lock in the United States, had the Democrats because of the "shutdown" again sharply criticized.

In a salvo of Twitter messages, wrote Trump on Thursday, the Democrats prevented their blockade a "much-needed wall" on the border to Mexico. Against my better judgement, you are handicapped with your "stupidity," the fight against criminal gangs and the trafficking of drugs and people.

800'000 state employees without pay

The influential democratic Senator Dick Durbin and rich was, in turn, Trump for the stalled budget dispute responsible. "No end in sight for the "Shutdown" of the government of the President," wrote Durbin on Twitter. Trump had taken the government "hostage to his outrageous demands to a Five-billion-Dollar border wall, the turn is both wasteful as well as inefficient."

The "Shutdown" causes, that around 800'000 state employees receive for the time being any more a reward. A part of them is sent to an unpaid mandatory leave. Hundreds of thousands of state employees whose work is considered to be indispensable, you need to do this without payment your Job.

After the midterm elections in November, the new Congress on 3. January. The opposition Democrats take the majority in the house of representatives. (fal/sda/afp)

Created: 27.12.2018, 23:06 PM

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