The partial government shutdown on Saturday became the longest in U.S. history, with lawmakers stuck in a stalemate over President Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for border wall construction. Members of Congress departed for the weekend Friday with no funding deal in sight, ensuring the shutdown will last at least 23 days, breaking a 21-day record previously held during former President Bill Clinton's administration. Some 800,000 federal employees are furloughed or working without pay, most of them marking their first payday without a check on Friday. "Democrats could solve the Shutdown in 15 minutes!" Trump tweeted Saturday. "Call your Dem Senator or Congresswoman/man. Tell them to get it done! Humanitarian Crisis."
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