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Partial Government Shutdown More Than a Month-Long, No End in Sight

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 22, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 18:14

Guests: Grant Madsen, Professor of History, BYU; Chris Karpowitz, Professor of Political Science, BYU The shutdown has now lasted a full month. The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to vote this week on a proposal President Trump announced over the weekend to offer temporary protection to undocumented immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. That would be in exchange for funding Trump’s $5.7 billion request for a border wall. But the bill is unlikely to pass because Democrats in both the Senate and House say they will not negotiate until the government is reopened.