The current shutdown of the US government has become the longest in the nation’s history, as unpaid federal employees walk off the job in increasing numbers.
As consequences mount, US President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) continue to hold federal workers’ paychecks hostage, demanding that Capitol Hill fund an unpopular border wall with Mexico, according to the New York Times.
The Trump shutdown, now in its 22nd day, passed on Saturday a notorious 21-day benchmark that occurred during the administration of US President Bill Clinton.
Begun December 22,2018, the current shutdown shows no signs of resolution as Trump and his Republican Party are seen to be at a stalemate with the opposition Democratic Party, as both sides dig in their heels, according to a report from The Hill.

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