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The shutdown matters: News from Capitol Hill, effects on Americans

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Art by Sammie Seamon. President Donald Trump and Democratic legislators are at a stand-off in allowing Congress to allocate President Trump 5.7 million dollars to build a wall at the US-Mexico border. This is the cause of the longest government shutdown in US history, affecting the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans. About 380,000…

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When It’s Off: What does a United States government shutdown look like?

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The Austin Capital Building, built in 1885, serves as the chambers for the Texas Legislature, the Governor’s office, and a popular Austin tourist site. Tuesday, January 23rd ended a three-day government shutdown,, the first to occur in 2018. The last shutdown took place in 2013, ending on October 17th after lasting for three weeks. These…

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