A short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks has been reached.
President Trump says he’ll sign legislation shortly to reopen the United States government for three weeks — until Feb. 15. Negotiations continue over the president’s demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The President’s reopening will temporally end what has become a record, 35-day partial government shutdown report The Washington Post.
Overnight and into Friday, at least five Republican senators had been calling Trump, urging him to reopen the government and have the Senate consider his request for border wall money through regular legislation.
800,000 federal workers have had to work without pay or have been kept from doing their jobs as the President and congressional Democrats were in disputes over the billions of dollars that Trump has demanded to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Trump spoke at the White House on Friday announcing the reopening.