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The Deal to End the Government Shutdown
Jan 28, 2019 at 03:28 PM
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The Quick Facts

  • On Friday, President Trump announced he would sign legislation to reopen the government, ending the government shutdown that had lasted 35 days.
  • The Senate and House quickly and unanimously approved the bill, and the president signed it into law Friday night.
  • The deal contains no money for a border wall, and it only reopens the government for three weeks. During that time, the president will continue negotiations and attempt to convince lawmakers to fund the wall.
  • President Trump said in his speech on Friday: “If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down on Feb. 15, again, or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and Constitution of the United States to address this emergency.”

Food For Thought

Were lawmakers right to strike this deal and end the government shutdown? What comes next for Trump’s border wall negotiations?

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