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originally posted by: JinMI
I don't feel any different. I don't think it's working.
Is Christmas cancelled?
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
Having followed this the following the following can be stated:
This is all the Republicans and they are responsible for this, including Trump.
The Republicans hold the majority right now in both the House and the Senate. There is no reason for this shut down. McConnel could have used the Nuclear option to get this through and pass a budget, but he chose not to.
So if anyone is to blame, it would be Ryan, McConnel, and Trump. They hold all of the cards right now, all of the power, and could have easily, passed this with no one to stop them.
The first shutdown of 2018 began at midnight EST on January 20. On January 19, a bill failed to pass the Senate 50–49 with the majority of Democrats voting "no". Five Republicans voted "no" and five Democrats voted "yes" in the Republican majority senate (60 votes were required for passage). Senate Democrats insisted that the issue of immigration, specifically the funding of DACA, be addressed in the budget. Republicans refused to include the issue, saying that the deadline for DACA and immigration was not until mid-March. A stop-gap that would fund the government for four weeks passed the House of Representatives, and Republican Senator Mitch McConnell proposed a three-week stop-gap. The government reopened on January 23.
The second funding gap of 2018 began at midnight EST on February 9. It was the second shutdown in a month.  President Trump in the morning hours of February 9, signed the bill into law, stopping the second government shutdown. The spending bill included an increase to the country's borrowing limit and funded the government through March 23, 2018, disaster relief for Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and $300 billion for other programs over two years, including the military. The most recent government shutdown will occur at midnight on December 22, 2018 as both houses have adjourned without passing a bill. 
The third shutdown of 2018 began at midnight EST on December 22. On December 20, President Donald Trump announced he would not sign any spending bill unless it contained over $5 billion in border security. An agreement could not be reached before funding lapsed.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: TheRedneck
Which is to pass a budget that the President will sign.
This is not a budget.