MOSCOW, 21 Feb — RIA Novosti. The statue of Liberty in new York was closed at the time of suspension of the work of the US Federal government, reports the New York Daily News.
On the pier in Manhattan for the tourists were placed signs warning of the closure of the monument. Closed for visitors and another attraction — the Ellis island. Both facilities are managed by the national Park Service of the United States.
I’m down in Battery Park where tourists can’t leave for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island cause of the govt shutdown pic.twitter.com/wDUqCbZKDH
— Amber Jamieson (@ambiej) on 20 January 2018.
It is noted that in connection with the temporary cessation of government funding across America closed about a third of all national parks and museums.
Earlier, the House of representatives passed another interim budget for a month, but the democratic minority in the Senate sabotaged the bill. As a result, the U.S. Federal government was suspended.
Between the two political forces remain divided, particularly on issues of immigration. Commenting on the situation, the US President Donald trump said that Democrats care more about illegal immigrants than the country’s national security.