Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2019

As Negotiations Fail To Make Progress, A Second Government Shutdown Could Be In The Near Future

A little boy stands by the border wall.

The recent government shutdown lasted from December 22, 2018, until January 25, 2019. At 35 days, it was the longest shutdown in U.S. history. It left many government employees without work and wondering how they would manage to make ends meet for the foreseeable future. Although many were relieved when President Trump decided to end the shutdown, it was clear there was little permanence in his decision.

In fact, the president threatened a second shutdown if Democrats and Republicans are not able to form an agreement regarding his campaign promised border wall. As the days pass and still little progress has been made as far as a compromise, many worry that a second shutdown is closer than once expected, according to BBC News.

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As Negotiations Fail To Make Progress, A Second Government Shutdown Could Be In The Near Future