President Donald Trump announced a deal to reopen the government for three weeks, ending a 35-day partial shutdown without securing any of the border wall money he had demanded.
Trump said he has asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to vote immediately on the deal, which would open the affected agencies through Feb. 15. He added that he will make sure federal workers get back pay quickly.
“We have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” Trump told reporters Friday in televised remarks at the White House Rose Garden.
The Senate could vote on the legislation Friday. House passage also is required, which could happen immediately unless a member objects. In that case, House members would have to return to Washington for a roll-call vote.
Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other congressional Democrats had rejected President Donald Trump’s calls for $5 billion of funding for a wall on the southern border.
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