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We Now Know the Immediate Costs of the Shutdown to Our Economy, and It's Way More Than the Cost of Trump's Wall
US President Donald Trump inspects border wall prototypes with Chief Patrol Agent Rodney S. Scott in San Diego, California on March 13, 2018. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

As the government reopened after a closure of nearly 35 days, longest shutdown in American history, the Congressional Budget Office released its estimate of the total cost, and the results.

The office estimates a total loss of $11 billion, most of which will be recovered with federal employees returning to work. However, the report states that $3 billion has likely been permanently lost:

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