If the house and president don't come up with spending the government gets shut down.
Trumps want the house to approve $5.6B for border security but they are refusing.
The shutdown ends when Trump or the democrat controlled house budges.
You need to pass the house AND the senate (and then the President). The President can veto. The congress (both house and senate) can Veto said veto.
The senate UNANIMOUSLY (that is all 100) sent the bill to the house. That is a 100 senators 49 democrats and 51 republicans agreed on the bill.
Keeping in mind this is with a Republican house, Republican Senate, and a Republican President.
Then Ann coulter wrote an article about how much a failure Trump is - so Paul Ryan (yep another Republican) refused to even bring it to the floor.
Then the Republican (see that showing up a lot don't yeah) House voted on a bill and sent it to the Republican Senate. It died there. Couldn't get enough votes to pass. Again that is with a Republican Senate. IE a Majority of them are Republicans.
So for the third time - the government shutdown. Three times under a Republican President, House, AND Senate it shut down.
It didn't become the Democrats problem until Jan 3. Around 15 days after it started.
And actually the shutdown ends when Mcconnel folds. They have enough votes to make it veto proof that is why MCConnel is refusing to bring it to the floor, and why Paul Ryan refused.Last edited by Bandorr - on 08 January 2019
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