Dec 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Effects of government shutdown to ramp up post-holiday

National christmas tree closed due to shutdown

The gates to the National Christmas Tree are closed to the public due to a partial shutdown. Photo: Win McNamee/Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

The weekend and federal holidays are over, making Wednesday the first full business day after the partial government shutdown.

Why it matters: Progress on a spending deal has yet to be made between President Trump and Congress after the shutdown began at midnight last Friday, the AP reports. Trump was still adamant Tuesday that the shutdown will remain until Democrats agree to fund the U.S.-Mexico border. About 25% of the government, or some 800,000 government workers, are directly affected by the shutdown.

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