Photos: #TrumpShutDown: U.S Government Shuts Down

January 20, 2018 11:31 am

The Senate blocked a short-term spending bill proposed by the House that would have funded the government through February 16.

While the bill needed 60 votes, several Republicans voted against the measure.
A hashtag linking a potential government shutdown to President Trump became the top trending topic on Twitter on Friday night. #TrumpShutdown, a hashtag used by Democrats ahead of Friday night’s deadline for Congress to pass a government spending bill, shot to the top of Twitter’s “Worldwide” trending topics. Several top Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) used the hashtag to tweet about the funding fight.

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