Pathway to reopen the federal government has emerged.
Published January 25, 2019
WASHINGTON — On day 35 of the partial shutdown of the federal government, President Donald Trump announced from the White House’s Rose Garden he and Congress have reached a deal that will allow the government to reopen through a short-term spending bill. The bill is a three-wek deal that is set to expire February 15, 2019.
The bill that would temporarily reopen the government and give negotiators time to work out a larger immigration and border security deal.
It appears Trump blinked on this deal. With total disregard to the 800,000 federal employees who have not received their pay for two-periods as of today. Trump had vowed to keep the government closed for years if Congress did not agree to fund $5.7 billion to go towards a wall at the southern border of the United States.
There is no money allocated to the wall in the deal reached today.
The shutdown became the longest federal government shutdown in American history.