UNCW students speak on recent government shutdown

Karina Zelaya-Trejo and Hannah Bonet


Hannah Bonet, Staff Writer

The United States government was shut down on Dec. 22, 2018, until ended on Jan. 25.

There were a total of 35 days in which government employees were not being paid. This shutdown was caused by President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funding due to his 2016 campaign promise to “build the wall,” between the U.S. and Mexico.”

Democrats appointed to the House of Representatives during the 2018 election wouldn’t allow the bill to go through, creating negotiations for five weeks until a bill was quickly passed this Friday accepting the government to open without funding for the border wall.

The bill included pay for the 800,000 furloughed government workers. This bill was very similar to the one offered to President Trump at the end of December. 

The Seahawk went out on Thursday, Jan. 18, to interview students on their opinions on the government shutdown.