The Shutdown Today: Shutdown Ties for Longest on Record

Posted on January 11, 2019 6:09 am

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Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 21. WHAT’S NEW TODAY The shutdown matches the longest stoppage yet: a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton’s administration. Financial pain hits some 800,000 federal workers who will not receive paychecks they were due on Friday. President Donald Trump holds a White House round-table on “border security and safe communities” with state, local and community leaders as he continues to highlight his rationale for insisting that a wall be built on the U.S.-Mexico border. Cities with economies tied to federal spending are showing signs of