US Government Shutdown – level 2
The US partial government shutdown has gone 22 days, making it the longest shutdown ever. Previously, the longest US shutdown was 21 days.
President Trump and the Democrats are stuck overbuilding a wall between the US and Mexico. President Trump wants $5.7 billion to build over 200 miles of a wall or a fence.
The Democrats think that money for a wall will not fix the border problems. One Democrat said that there were other ways to make the border safer.
The long government shutdown means that around 800,000 government workers are furloughed or are working without pay.
Difficult words: government shutdown (when less important parts of the government close because leaders cannot agree on the budget for the country for the upcoming year), furlough (when someone cannot go to work because the work is shutdown).
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