US Federal Agencies Partially Shut Down
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US Federal Government Agencies Partially Shut Down
It will be the beginning of the next week that the influence actually begins. The United States government agencies were partially shut down because the provisional budget bill did not pass the Senate.
There may be people who think “this is a big problem”, but I’m going to tell you that it’s okay, the earth does not end.
And this is not the first time for some US government agencies to shut down. Too much to say as an annual event, but it has occurred many times in the past.
Well, those who are doing FX will think that the dollar will be weaker next week. Actually, the bitcoin that is trading on Saturdays and Sundays is rapidly increasing by nearly 5% verse US dollars.
【AFP = Jiji】 As the provisional budget is NOT approved by the Senate, a part of The United States government agency will be closed, at 0:00 am on Jan.20 (same day at 2:00 pm in JST). Jan 20 is exact first anniversary day of President Donald Trump administration.
Discussion continues even after the date has changed in the Senate, but the Trump regime condemns the opposition Democratic Party as trying to pass the “reckless assertion” of the immigration policy by “taking the people to hostage”. And they Announced a statement that they will not respond to the negotiations on unlawful immigrants’ status.
It was ironic that such problem occured on the first anniversary of Inauguration Day. The Republican Party refused that the Democratic Party asked for an agreement to include a remedy for illegal immigration and the Democratic Party took a tough measures. Last time in 2013, government shutdown lasted for two weeks. If shutdown would be prolonged, it could greatly affect the people’s daily life. So I hope that they would find solution as soon as possible.
Partially Closed Government Agencies In History
Partial closure of past US government agencies are as follows.
The US federal government closed in 1981
The US federal government closed in 1984
Federal government shutdown in 1990
1995 ~ 1996 US federal government closure
US federal government closed 2013
I remember it well in 2013. Personally I was working on entering and analyzing statistical data released by US Federal agencies, so I had some “influence” that that data would not come out.
In 1995-1996, I was in New York as a worker in the branch of a Japanese comapany but I do not remember much “influence”.
Impact Of Partial Closure of Government Agencies
With this closure, out of about 3.5 million all government officials, 850,000 people will be waiting for home without pay. Unpaid seems to be hard. If paid, it would be a nice vacation for them. I’ve heard 800,000 people were also waiting at home in 2013. But it seems that 1.5 million military uniforms work normally.
So well, Is this shutdown something affect the Japanese who live in Japan? I say that it would be virtually nothing. Well, I, personally, may receive the “influence” that the statistical data mentioned above would not come out.
Also, in New York the ferry going to Liberty Island is closed and the Statue of Liberty is closed.
If you want to the Japanese version, clich here.