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USA: NYC public buildings closed off following US govt. shutdown02:03

USA: NYC public buildings closed off following US govt. shutdown

United States, New York City
January 20, 2018 at 16:39 GMT -00:00 · Published

New York City's Central Park Zoo and the New York Public library were among public buildings to close their doors to visitors on Saturday morning, following the announcement to shut down the US government hours earlier, after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a new budget.

Several public buildings have been closed off, since the government has halted all but most vital federal operations, marking the fourth government shutdown in the past 25 years and the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Lindsey, a tourist, said: "We were walking to the park and spend a long time trying to find the entrance to the zoo to see the snow leopards, but unfortunately we came here and it is closed."|

"For me I'm glad that the Democrats stood up because we have to make DACA legal," one local resident said.

The shutdown follows the Democrats blocking a spending bill from passing to the Senate, in the wake of disagreements regarding the inclusion of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigration policy on the bill.

This is the first shutdown to happen with one party controlling both Congress and the White House. The last shutdown was in 2013 and lasted a total of 16 days.

USA: NYC public buildings closed off following US govt. shutdown02:03
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New York City's Central Park Zoo and the New York Public library were among public buildings to close their doors to visitors on Saturday morning, following the announcement to shut down the US government hours earlier, after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a new budget.

Several public buildings have been closed off, since the government has halted all but most vital federal operations, marking the fourth government shutdown in the past 25 years and the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Lindsey, a tourist, said: "We were walking to the park and spend a long time trying to find the entrance to the zoo to see the snow leopards, but unfortunately we came here and it is closed."|

"For me I'm glad that the Democrats stood up because we have to make DACA legal," one local resident said.

The shutdown follows the Democrats blocking a spending bill from passing to the Senate, in the wake of disagreements regarding the inclusion of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) immigration policy on the bill.

This is the first shutdown to happen with one party controlling both Congress and the White House. The last shutdown was in 2013 and lasted a total of 16 days.

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