Starting Thursday (8/2) midnight local time, part of the American government's operations were again stopped. The Senate recessed until 12.01 pm without passing the bill.
The Senate plans to vote Friday (9/2) on a bill that will allocate billions of dollars for the military and programs within the country. But the fate of the bill is unclear in the House of Representatives because conservative groups refuse to add the billions of dollars to state debt, while liberals are demanding steps to protect nearly two million young immigrants their parents took while illegally trying not to be deported.
Some leaders in the House have advised their partners to "prepare to vote at midnight or tomorrow morning."
Earlier White House Office of Management and Budget spokesman John Czwartacky said late Thursday that "government agencies has been called to review and prepare for the pause "after midnight. [em]