American Government Shutdown as Spending Bill Fails In Senate
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Once again, the American Government shutdown is in place. Despite many efforts, the Donald Trump-led Republican party failed to reach a deal to fund the government with the Democrats in the Senate. Shockingly, the incident takes place exactly on the day Donald Trump took the office as the President of the US, one year back. This is the first time after Oct 17, 2014, the American government shutdown motion is once again in place.
The bill successfully went through the House of Representatives with a 230-197 voting, where Republicans are in majority. But the bill was stalled in the Senate with Democrats opposing it. Nevertheless, this is the 12th time since 1981, the American government shutdown. With the American government shutdown in place, the US is likely to incur a loss of Rs. 42,000 crores every week. Moreover, only the emergency services will be functioning until the Senate passes the Spending Bill.
Democrats said, ‘Tonight they (Republicans) put politics above everything; our national security, military families, vulnerable children, protection of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants and our nation’s ability to serve Americans.
Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority leader said the American Government Shutdown was 100% completely avoidable. Additionally, he condemned Democrats’ decision as irresponsible and cynical, sabotaging lives of millions of Americans for the sake of irresponsible political gains.