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Government Partial Shutdown -- which part will open, who will be affected

2018-12-22 21:53
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday said it was up to President Donald Trump and Democrats to reach a deal to end the partial government shutdown. As the Senate returned to work, McConnell said he hoped an agreement could be reached "sooner rather than later," adding that any deal to re-open government would need Democratic support for passage and Trump's signature to be signed into law. The impasse is over Trump's demand for billions of dollars in money for a wall along the US-Mexico border. The president wants 5.7 billion US dollars for the border wall with Mexico, but the Democrats are only willing to keep funding at existing levels, 1.3 billion US dollars, for border fencing and security, but not the wall. As talks continued, one-quarter of the federal government shut down on Saturday.