A partial government shutdown began on December 22 because President Donald Trump didn’t get $5 billion for the Mexico border wall (from Congress). Meanwhile, millions of Americans suffer. Veterans, women and the working class are hurt most by Trump’s recent actions.
Government Shutdown Updates
A government shutdown occurs when an appropriations bill fails to become law. Appropriations fund the federal government’s operations and services.
- 800,000 federal government workers impacted by the shutdown are NOT happy about it, at all.
- The Violence Against Women Act expires because of the government shut down.
- More than 30 million small businesses will no longer have access to federally assisted loans and technical assistance since Small Business Administration guarantees to back loans will freeze.
- 800,000 federal government employees likely to need financial assistance because of federal government shutdown.
Veterans, Women, and Working Class Suffer
Veterans, women and the working class suffer most from the government shutdown. See for yourself…
The U.S. Senate met for session on the sixth day of the December 2018 government shutdown. Telephone lines were open for viewer calls at 3:30pm ET, and the Senate convened at 4:00pm ET.
The U.S. House of Representatives met for session on day six of the December 2018 government shutdown. The House convened at 4:00pm ET.
Needless to say, this is an odd way to “Make America Great Again”.
About the Author
Olivia P. Walker is a ruthlessly candid public affairs strategist and writer. Prior to these roles, Olivia served as governance consultant for the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE). Before that, Olivia worked as government affairs and public policy analyst for WellCare Health Plans, a Fortune 500 health insurer; she served as community policy and management analyst for the City of Clearwater prior to WellCare.
Olivia P. Walker is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the ASPA Section on Public Law and Administration. Further, Olivia holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Florida School of Public Affairs. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Globalization Studies. The certificate is a specialized graduate-level credential reflecting knowledge of the most up-to-date research on globalization. Finally, Olivia was duly initiated into Pi Alpha Alpha, the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration in November 2016.
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