The house of representatives of the U.S. Congress to end the “shutdown” has taken two draft laws on the financing of the government.
It is reported by CNN.
We are talking about funding the Department of homeland security until February 8, and other agencies until September 30. It is noted that the results of the voting for the first document in favor of the 239 congressmen, as against 192. The second was supported by 241 people, and did not support 190.
The main reason for the disagreement between the parties was the financing of the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico, advocated by the administration of President Donald trump and many Republicans. The document requested by the President $ 5 billion for these purposes is not provided.
Note from December 22, a number of us ministries and departments, including the Department of state, Ministry of justice, Ministry of internal security, Ministry of transport and agriculture, have reduced work. The reason was the lack of budget, which by 22 December, Democrats and Republicans in Congress were unable to agree.
In the administration trump has already stated that it opposes these bills and will advise the President to veto it. In this case Democrats prepared a separate interim budget for the Department of homeland security, which deals with the construction of the wall.
Also, we previously wrote that the US President Donald trump has a self-interest in blocking the work of the U.S. government, as well as the extension of a forced leave of absence for hundreds of thousands of civil servants in the territory from Alaska to Florida.