The US economy has lost $ 6 billion due to the "shutdown"


Because of the temporary suspension of the US government, the US economy has lost $ 6 billion.

As a result of the termination of the US government, the US economy lost at least $ 6 billion, Reuters reports, citing the S & P Global Ratings agency.

"The US economy lost at least $ 6 billion during the partial cessation of work of the federal government due to the lack of results of a labor of workers who went on vacation, and the lack of economically active activities with foreign business," - said in a statement.

According to S & P, the agreement on the resumption of the work of the government will lead to positive movements in the markets.


On January 25, 2019, Donald Trump announced a temporary suspension of the “shutdown”. Trump also called on Democrats to agree on funding for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico. If this does not happen, the financing of the government’s activities will be suspended again on February 15, or a state of emergency at the border will be introduced, he warned.

The current “shutdown”, which began on December 22, paralyzed the work of most government organizations. Departments, courts, museums and many other institutions remain closed. In total,  by "shutdown" were affected about 800 thousand civil servants.

Trump requires a budget of $ 5.7 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Without this, the US president refuses to support the draft budget. Democrats, who have a majority in the House of Representatives of the US Congress, do not agree with the construction of the wall and refuse to allocate funds for it.

Earlier, Congress banned Trump to withdraw the United States from NATO.

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