'Won't stand by as symbol of freedom goes dark', New York vows to reopen Statue of Liberty at its own cost
As a result of the budget impasse, many US government services including the Statue of Liberty have been closed since Saturday.
The postponement to mid-day Monday means the United States will begin its upcoming work week with much of the federal government shuttered.
US lawmakers will launch a last-ditch bid today to end a budget impasse before hundreds of thousands of federal workers are forced to start the work week at home with no pay.
In the absence of an agreed spending plan, the US government shut down and federal services began to come to a halt or be scaled back.
The government has partially shut down three times in the past quarter-century — and far more often in decades past.
The US government shutdown began at midnight (local time) Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending.
The US government officially shutdown today for the first time in five years after the Senate rejected a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government running.
The Democrats want a shutdown of the federal government to diminish the "great success" of tax cuts and the booming economy, said Trump.
The U.S. federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations, but the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt.