Saturday, January 26, 2019

Trump Announces Deal to End Government Shutdown

By Straits Times, Jan. 25, 2019

President Donald Trump today endorsed a continuing resolution that would end the partial government shutdown. The legislation does not provide any of the $5.7 billion the president had demanded for a wall on the U.S.–Mexico border. Instead it will reopen the government for three weeks, giving Trump and lawmakers time to negotiate a more permanent deal.

"We have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government," Trump said from the White House Rose Garden. He alluded to his ability to secure border wall funds by declaring a national emergency, but said he would prefer not to do so. Still, he suggested he might declare one if Congress does not allocate border wall money by February 15.
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