Democrats Threaten Government Shutdown Over $1.4 Billion

Democrats are willing to shutdown the US government over Donald Trump’s $1.4 billion budget request to fund the beginning of his proposed wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. This spending bill request represents 0.035 percent of the $3.963 trillion which the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) estimates that the federal government will spend this fiscal year.

How much money is $1.4 billion? It equates to what HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) spends every 11 hours during the year, or an amount equal to what the government collects in taxes in only 4 hours.

Source: Trump’s Border Wall Request Equals 0.035% of Federal Spending (cnsnews.com)