The shutdown today: Shutdown officially becomes longest ever

12Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

— January 11, 2019— Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 22.

WHAT’S NEW TODAY

The shutdown officially is the longest in U.S. history, eclipsing a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton’s administration.

The House and Senate adjourned for the weekend, with lawmakers scattering to their states and districts before snow blankets the nation’s capital. With no negotiations expected during the weekend, the shutdown will enter its fourth week next week.

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