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Trump Announces Deal to Reopen the Government After 35-Day Shutdown

"I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government."

By NTK Staff | 01.25.2019 @3:17pm

President Trump announced Friday that he and the Democrats had reached a deal to end the partial government shutdown and reopen the government for three weeks.

“I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” Trump said.

The deal will end the 35-day government shutdown and reopen the government until February 15 but does not include any funding for Trump’s proposed southern border wall.

“In a short while, I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks until February 15th. I will make sure that all employees receive their backpay very quickly or as soon as possible. It’ll happen fast,” Trump said during a White House Rose Garden press conference. “I’m asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put this proposal on the floor immediately. After 36 days of spirited debate and dialogue, I have seen and heard from enough Democrats and Republicans that they are willing to put partisanship aside, I think, and put the security of the American people first. I do believe they are going to do that.”

Trump then pointed out that Democrats have said that they support improving border security during the government shutdown.

“They have said they are for complete border security, and they have finally and fully acknowledged that having barriers, fencing, or walls, or whatever you want to call it, will be an important part of the solution,” Trump said. “A bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers and leaders will immediately begin reviewing the requests of our Homeland Security experts, and experts they are, and also law-enforcement professionals who have worked with us so closely.”

“Based on operational guidance from the experts in the field, they will put together a Homeland Security package for me to shortly sign into law. Over the next 21 days, I expect that both Democrats and Republicans will operate in good faith,” Trump added.

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