This past week has been an eventful one in Washington D.C. Here are some of the big stories that arose this past week:
Trump's one-year: On Saturday, President Donald Trump celebrated his first anniversary in the White House. While the celebrations for his first year in office were overshadowed by the government shutdown, here is a look back at the president’s more notable moments this past year.
This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present. #DemocratShutdown— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
This has been a year filled with many wonderful moments. I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve been lucky enough to meet throughout our great country & the world! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/MMRi72ENd0— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 20, 2018
Historic year! So many accomplishments! One year of Making America Great Again...and we’re just getting started! pic.twitter.com/7XrWCtX1it— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) January 20, 2018
- Women's March: On Saturday, the nation also celebrated the one year anniversary of the Women's March where thousands of people across the globe gathered to protest President Trump's inauguration and his policies. This year thousands of people across the nation gathered for the second annual Women's March, here are some photos from the march in Des Moines.
Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2018
Government shutdown: Saturday morning at 12:01 a.m., the government shutdown officially began. What does this mean? According to Time Magazine, a government shutdown occurs when Congress does not approve of a federal budget to fund government operations leading to some parts of the government closing until they can agree on a budget. This is also the first shutdown since 2013, but what's making headlines is that it is the first shutdown that has occurred while the same party holds the White House, Senate and House.
Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 21, 2018
It is reckless by Senate Democrats to force a government shut down. No single issue is so important that we wouldn’t pay our troops, process veterans disability applications, or continue all the vital services millions of Americans are relying on.— John Faso (@RepJohnFaso) January 20, 2018
I’m on the Senate floor now explaining why we are here, in a government shutdown: because President Trump and the Republicans continue to ignore their responsibility to govern. Watch live here: https://t.co/x87BhFnet2— Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) January 20, 2018
Unfortunately, due to the inability of Congressional GOPers and President Trump to compromise on such important issues as children's health care, funding for the opioids crisis, community health centers AND the future of thousands of Dreamers, the federal government is shut down— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) January 20, 2018