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US shutdown impasse drags on
2018-12-28 10:04:59

A partial US government shutdown is likely to continue into next week amid an impasse over funding for President Trump's proposed Mexico border wall, the BBC reports. 

Both Congress chambers adjourned within minutes without acting to end the six-day closure. Many lawmakers did not return to Washington for the sessions.

Whether or not to fund the wall is the issue holding up the passing of a government funding budget.

Both sides now seem to accept that the dispute will continue into 2019.

The funding dispute has left hundreds of thousands of federal employees either on unpaid leave or not knowing when they will get paid.