US Government shutdowns - now what?



The US government has shutdown as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending.
Here’s a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government.
WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS FIGHTING ABOUT?
Since the end of the fiscal year in September, the US government has been operating on temporary funding measures. The current one expired at midnight. Republicans and Democrats have not been able to agree on spending levels for the rest of the year, so another short-term measure is the most likely solution.
The House has passed a four-week... read more

 
20 January 2018 in World News, Views: 47
Source: Scotsman
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