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Will the Federal Government of the United States partially shut down (temporarily) by 22 December 2018?
A possible partial government shutdown is less than ten days away with President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats locked in a dispute over border security and no resolution in sight.
Funding expires for a number of key government agencies on December 21 at midnight, and while there is still time to avert a shutdown, so far the two sides have been unable to reach an agreement to keep the government open.
Congress left town today for a long weekend with no plan to avoid a government shutdown in 8 days. Democrats flatly reject Trump’s demand for $5b wall money, and it can’t pass the Senate. GOP leaders are waiting on Trump for a signal on what to do. There are no negotiations underway.
Will the Federal Government of the United States be partially shut down for any period before 00:01 Eastern Time on 22 December 2018?
This resolves positive if any credible U.S. news source confirms the shutting down of the affected activities involving the furlough of non-essential personnel and curtailment of agency activities and services.
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