President Trump Signs to end partial Government Shutdown.
President Donald Trump who had shut down the government for 35 days has finally come to an agreement to re-open the government after Mr. Trump signed legislation to temporarily end the longest government shutdown on Friday.
President Donald Trump on Friday announced the that he had reached a deal with the legislation to end the partial shutdown of the government which had lasted for 35 days and left many agencies un-funded and over 800,000 federal workers with no pay. Trump signed the bill, which will provide funding through February 15 and end the longest government shutdown in the US history.
“I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” Trump said at the White House.
This agreement has, however, not stop his pursuit for the US-Mexico Border wall funding, as Trump said in the meantime a bipartisan committee of legislators would meet to discuss the nation’s border security needs, he said,
“In a short while, I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks until February 15. I will make sure that all employees receive their back pay very quickly, or as soon as possible,”
The end came as pressure mounted on Trump as the shutdown was threatening the economy and left hundreds of thousands of federal workers missing a second paycheque on Friday. it was recorded that the Republican-led US had earlier rejected two shutdown-ending bills on Thursday.
The partial shutdown of the US government first came into effect in December after Democrats refused to approve funds for the US-Mexico border wall, US Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi had stated earlier that the wall was not necessary and called it “immoral” however, offered to provide funding for border security.