Government reopens after two day shutdown


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Although a Government shutdown closes many government operated buildings, workers such as Military personnel still must work without pay.

Cassie Westfall, Social Media Manager, Writer

On Monday, January 22nd, our Government’s Congress ended the government shutdown that had started at 12 am on January 20th. Congress had voted to support a popular children’s health-care program and government operations for a few more weeks.

The Senate continues with “promises” to look into ways to keep ”Dreamers” from deportation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is relaxed on his condition that the Senate would only consider a DACA measure if backed by our President. This, conflicting with a status resolution for over 800,000 DACA recipients, will take place March 5th.

The House approved this measure, which will fund the government through February 8th, and extend the popular children’s health-care program for another six years. This measure was signed by President Trump on Monday night.

“Thankfully this current government shutdown only lasted for a short period of time. Only a limited amount of the government was actually shut down and out of work so I don’t think it had that large of effect,” said History teacher David Bedka.

Another Government shutdown may-be in place sometime in mid-February if Congress does not settle on a decision for spending bills and figure out its priority for spending.

“I don’t want (the government) to shut down again, but feel it will. I think we need to make better decisions when electing congressmen,” said freshman Luke Rhoades.

Another shutdown may not work too well with government workers who can not get paid, even though they still have to report to duty (such as the military, federal officials, etc.).

Junior William Akanbi said, “(Work without pay) is not fair because people need to support their family.”

He also believes another shutdown will happen, but feels like Trump supporters will shrink in number as an effect.