The US government is already the second time this year suspended its work. However, the current “shutdown” lasted only five and a half hours — from midnight until morning. Therefore, public servant extraordinary output even fell: legislators sat at work all night, to still coordinate the project budget.
The blame for another “shutdown” this time could be allocated to one person — Senator Rand Paul, who deliberately delayed the discussion of the bill on the budget. He was strongly disagree with the increase in budget expenditures, vehemently opposing his party-the Republicans. However, he still failed to beat the record set on the same day, the leader of the Democrats Nancy Pelosi, who served in the House of representatives more than 8 hours without a break to protect children of illegal immigrants.
As a result, the senators did not cast a vote on this issue until the official deadline of midnight from 8 to 9 February. As funding for public institutions is now officially stopped, they ceased functioning. However, as all civil servants and already soundly sleeping in their beds and thought to work, “shutdown” went virtually unnoticed.
Who had to stay at work all night, so it’s legislators to maintain vitality which ordered many boxes of pizza. It’s after midnight, the Senate finally approved a budget bill and referred it to a vote in the House of representatives. “For” voted 71 Senator, against — 28. A few hours later, the lower house of Congress also have spoken and the budget bill on the extension of funding for government agencies until March 21 was adopted by 240 votes to 186.
Long-suffering bill budget includes an increase in spending of $300 billion Of which $165 billion will go to defense, and $131 billion were spent on internal expenses. Because of this it was necessary to remove restrictions on the level of debt the U.S. until March 2019. However, a compromise version of the bill is liked by everyone. While conservative Republicans called the increase in budget spending waste, Democrats are unhappy that the project avoided the topic of migrant children.
Is the so-called DREAM Act that provide children of “illegals” protection from deportation when they reach adulthood has become a stumbling block, because of which there was a previous “shutdown”. Failing to negotiate on this issue, Democrats and Republicans for the first time this year, has delayed the deadline for the adoption of a budget bill on January 19. Government agencies, faced with the cessation of funding did not work until 23 January, when lawmakers agreed to another postponement to February 8. But as it turned out, and in this period they failed to fit in.
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