Party Politics

Government Shutdown Continues Over Border Wall Funding

The new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives makes it harder to get a deal and the White House is digging in.

President Donald Trump listens during a cabinet meeting at the White House.

President Trump's promise to build a “big” and “beautiful” wall along the southern border of the United States has run into political trouble in the form of a partial government shutdown since the branches have yet to agree on a short or long term budget.

The new Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives makes it harder to get a deal and the White House is digging in. With all this bickering, how long will the government be shut down?

“Party Politics” co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer bring some context to the politics of the shutdown and discuss what the conflict means going forward.

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