Trump Sets Record With Longest Government Shutdown Ever

The president's demand for a border wall has kept much of the government closed for more than three weeks, leaving some 800,000 workers without pay.

The partial government shutdown has now gone on for 22 days, making it the longest such closure in U.S. history.

Many of the affected federal employees had missed at least one paycheck as of Saturday, when the shutdown hit record length. The financial stress is leading some workers to look for other jobs, ask relatives for money, apply for unemployment or even go without essentials like medication . Meanwhile, other Americans are facing a host of inconveniences and hardships, from...
source: The Huffington Post

2019-01-12 18:32
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