- Title: UNITED STATES: ATTRACTIONS REOPEN AS TEMPORARY BUDGET DEAL COMES INTO FORCE
- Date: 6th January 1996
- Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (JANUARY 6, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV EXTERIOR OF CAPITOL BUILDING 0.06 2. LV EXTERIOR OF LINCOLN MEMORIAL MONUMENT 0.12 3. LV WASHINGTON MONUMENT 0.18 4. LV/SV TOURISTS ENTERING WASHINGTON MONUMENT (3 SHOTS) 0.49 5. LV EXTERIOR OF AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM 0.55 6. LV BUSLOADS OF TOURISTS ARRIVING (2 SHOTS) 1.11 7. LV CONCESSION STAND'S GATE BEING OPENED 1.25 8. SLV ENTRANCE TO MUSEUM BEING OPENED 1.34 9. SV ESCALATORS TURNED ON 1.42 10.SV TOURISTS INSIDE AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM / CHILDREN (2 SHOTS) 1.58 11.SV JIM WIGGERS SAYING WASHINGTON POLITICIANS NEED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH REALITY (ENGLISH) 2.13 12.PAN OF AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM INTERIOR 2.26 13.SV TOURISTS ARRIVING AT WASHINGTON NATIONAL ZOO 2.38 14.SV/LV TOURISTS INSIDE ZOO / SV KANGAROO (3 SHOTS) 3.03 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 21st January 1996 12:00
- Location: WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Reuters ID: LVA3YFLJKFONRAEBTK8ECX5L997W
- Story Text: Many of Washington, D.C.'s most famous attractions re-opened their doors on Saturday (January 6) as the temporary United States (U.S.) budget deal approved by Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton came into force.
The doors of nearly all Washington's government agencies, museums and federal monuments had been closed by the inability of the Republican controlled Congress and Clinton's White House to agree on how to balance the budget within seven years. The 21 day shutdown sent almost 800,000 federal workers home, with the rest working without pay.
For visitors to the city the budget deal meant access to such institutions as the National Air and Space Museum, the Washington Monument and the National Zoo for the first time since before Christmas.
Many of the tourists seemed unimpressed by the politician's antics, with one, Jim Wiggers of Cleveland, Ohio, saying they "needed to get in touch with reality instead of acting like a a bunch of children".
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