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U.S. Congress meets briefly, takes no action on shutdown

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By ITN News Editor December 28, 2018 14:59

U.S. Congress meets briefly, takes no action on shutdown

Both chambers of the U.S. Congress convened for only a few minutes , but took no steps to end a partial federal government shutdown before adjourning until next week. Showing little sense of urgency over the shutdown, now in its sixth day, the Senate and the House of Representatives did nothing to restore funding for the roughly 20 percent of the government affected.

The shutdown was on track to continue into next week and possibly drag on well into January. The shutdown was triggered by Republican President Donald Trump’s demand, largely opposed by Democrats and some lawmakers within his own party, that U.S. taxpayers provide $5 billion for a wall he wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor December 28, 2018 14:59
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