President Trump has announced that he will sign a short-term spending bill to re-open the government and end the partial government shutdown, Fox News reports.
“I am very proud to announce we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” he said to applause from gathered Cabinet members at the Rose Garden.
Despite saying on Thursday, that the Republicans "will not cave" on border wall demands, the deal announced on Friday does not appear to include any money for a wall or steel barrier.
The President explained that this deal would keep the government open for three weeks until Feb. 15 and that a bill would go before the Senate immediately. He made a reference to his previous threat in declaring a national emergency, but explained that he opted in not wanting to go that route. Despite not getting his border wall money in this deal, the President said he hoped negotiations would continue for funding for the wall.
The partial closure of the government had last for a little over a month and led to hundreds of thousands of federal workers to be furloughed or working without pay. Many workers missed their second paycheck on Friday as well.
Now with the shutdown over, Mr. Trump said he would work hard to make sure the workers are quickly reimbursed for their pay during the partial government shutdown.
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