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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.”