The shutdown today: Government closure is now longest ever

By Associated Press

By The Associated Press

Here’s what’s up with the partial government shutdown on Day 22.

WHAT’S NEW TODAY

The shutdown officially is the longest in U.S. history, eclipsing a 21-day closure that ended Jan. 6, 1996, during President Bill Clinton’s administration.

The House and Senate adjourned for the weekend, with lawmakers scattering to their states and districts before snow blankets the nation’s capital. With no negotiations expected during the weekend, the shutdown will enter its fourth week next week.

Miami’s airport will close one of its concourses most of Saturday, Sunday and Monday to make sure security checkpoints are adequately staffed as the shutdown begins [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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