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    U.S. Capitol is seen shortly after beginning of the Government shutdown in Washington, U.S., January 20, 2018

    Twitter Explodes Over Second US Government Shutdown in Weeks

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    Twitter users have been quick to blame the GOP for the second US government shutdown this year.

    US federal agencies had to cease their operations after Congress failed to pass a bipartisan budget deal. This is the second time within three weeks that US government agencies had to put their work on hold as a result of the disagreement over the budget deal. On January 18, the funding proposal to avert a government shutdown failed in the Senate.

    Twitter users have rushed to comment on the second US government shutdown, with many commenting on a move by Republican Senator Rand Paul, who demanded a vote on an amendment to the spending bill that would keep caps on federal spending, which is expected to rise by a total of $300 billion over two years.

    READ MORE: 'Risky Territory Here': US Gov't Shuts Down Again as Congress Misses Deadline

    Many Netizens have criticized the Republicans and the US president over the second shutdown since Donald Trump had assumed office.

    Some have pointed to the different media coverage by US media outlets.

    Other Twitter users, however, seemed to find the fun side in the development.

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