2018–2019 United States federal government shutdown

government shutdown from December 22, 2018, to January 25, 2019

At midnight EST on Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Federal government of the United States began a shutdown because neither legislative funding was passed for the upcoming fiscal year or a continuing resolution. It lasted until 25 January 2019, the longest shutdown in history. This was also a response from President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign a bill to keep the government open due to lack of funding for his border wall.[1] The shutdown could cost billions of dollars.[2]


  1. "US shutdown looks set to drag through Christmas". BBC News. December 22, 2018. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  2. "A government shutdown could cost the US economy billions". WJLA. 17 December 2018.