24 Dec 2018

US government shutdown continues as Democrats refuse funds for Mexico wall

There is no end in sight for the partial shutdown of the United States government as Democrats refuse to grant President Donald Trump the funds he wants to build a wall along the border with Mexico.

A government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to agree on a budget for the next fiscal year – it means all non-essential government functions do not receive funding. Nearly 400,000 employees do not report to work and do not receive any pay.