January 20, 2018 14:45 IST

US government shutdown begins after Senate rejects funding bill

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The shutdown marked the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, media reports said. It is the first shutdown in US history to happen while the same party controls both chambers of Congress and the White House, the BBC reported. Credit: (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until February 16, did not receive the required 60 votes. Credit: (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) speaks at a rally outside the US Capital on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. A continuing resolution to fund the government has passed the House of Representatives but faces a stiff challenge in the Senate. Credit: (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
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Pizza boxes are seen outside the offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as legislators work into the night to avert a government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. A continuing resolution to fund the government has passed the House of Representatives but faces a stiff challenge in the Senate. Credit: (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)
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(L-R) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) walk out of a Democratic Caucus meeting at the US Capitol on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. A continuing resolution to fund the government has passed the House of Representatives but faces a stiff challenge in the Senate. Credit: (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)