The statue of George Washington outside the Federal Hall National Memorial in New York, a tourist attraction which is closed due to the partial US government shutdown. The longest shutdown in US history began on December 22 as the White House and Democratic Congressional leaders failed to agree on a budget to fund the US-Mexico border wall, a promise made by President Donald Trump during his campaign. About a quarter of federal agencies have been paralysed due to a lack of funding, and experts and lawmakers have warned of the damage to the US economy. Photo: Xinhua

Donald Trump does not want US$5.7 billion just for the wall

  • The money the US president has requested is based on a figure agencies say they need to solve border security issues, but Democrats are playing partisan games
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The statue of George Washington outside the Federal Hall National Memorial in New York, a tourist attraction which is closed due to the partial US government shutdown. The longest shutdown in US history began on December 22 as the White House and Democratic Congressional leaders failed to agree on a budget to fund the US-Mexico border wall, a promise made by President Donald Trump during his campaign. About a quarter of federal agencies have been paralysed due to a lack of funding, and experts and lawmakers have warned of the damage to the US economy. Photo: Xinhua
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