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Chapter : President Trump and Congressional Leaders Remark on Border Wall Funding Fight and Government Shutdown : January 8, 14, 20, and 25, 2019

President Trump and Congressional Leaders Remark on Border Wall Funding Fight and Government Shutdown : January 8, 14, 20, and 25, 2019

President Trump and Congressional Leaders Remark on Border Wall Funding Fight and Government Shutdown
Heather Kerrigan

The longest federal government shutdown in history stretched from December 22, 2018, to January 25, 2019, costing the federal government billions of dollars, hampering projected economic growth, and leaving federal workers without a paycheck. The thirty-five-day lapse in funding began because of a disagreement between Democrats and Republicans over President Donald Trump’s request for $5.7 billion to fund a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border (according to the Office of Management and Budget, those funds would build approximately 234 miles of new steel barrier). Democrats ...

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