The United States government has shut down for the first time since 2013, after the Senate failed to pass the short-term spending bill. In a late-night vote, Senate Democrats have joined to block the bill which would have kept the government running until mid-February. Despite requests, appeal from House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republicans, the last-minute negotiations failed to result in the failure of Short-Term Spending Bill.
Democrats have rejected the bundle as it did not have a movement arrangement to shield purported Dreamers from expulsion.
To maintain a strategic distance from an administration shutdown, the Senate expected to pass the transient spending endorsing government subsidizing through February 16 and after that it should be marked by the US President Donald Trump. Be that as it may, the bill neglected to go before the due date.
The US government came up short on cash on Friday at midnight neighborhood time (EST). Furthermore, Senate has not passed an augmentation to finance the legislature.
What Happens Now?
Hundreds and thousands of government employees would have to stay at home without pay. Overseas, visa and passport services could be closed. Except for those involved in national security and national emergency would, everyone would have to stay at home.
With this, the working of the federal government comes to a standstill. This is going to affect the US drastically. Meanwhile, the safety and security services would be exempted.
Who All Work?
US Military, Judicial staff work as it is. The military’s war in Afghanistan or its operations against Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria continue as it is. All 1.3 million military personnel on active duty would remain on normal duty status.
The Justice Department has many essential workers. Under its shutdown contingency plan, about 95,000 of the departmentâ€™s almost 115,000 staff would keep working.
Who Won’t Work?
More than 1000 of the 1715 staff at the White House would be furloughed (i.e a leave of absence from duty granted). Except safety and security services, all other major assistance would be suspended.
Shut Down For How Long?
Until the budget situation is resolved.