Government shutdown becomes longest in US history
The Democrats' refusal to approve $5.7 billion demanded by Donald Trump for the wall project has paralysed Washington
Washington: The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump’s row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day on Saturday. The Democrats’ refusal to approve $5.7 billion demanded by Trump for the wall project has paralysed Washington, with the president retaliating by refusing to sign off on budgets for swaths of government departments unrelated to the dispute. As a result, workers as diverse as FBI agents, air traffic controllers and museum staff, did not receive paychecks Friday.