Breaking: US government to reopen for 3 weeks as Donald Trump fails to get his border wall funding

Breaking: US government to reopen for 3 weeks as Donald Trump fails to get his border wall funding

President Donald Trump of the United States of America has agreed to reopen the government after 35 days of standoff over border wall funding, which has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay.

The president who made the announcement on Friday, January 25, agreed to a temporary funding measure that would allow federal employees to return to work.

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The funding, however, did not include the billions of dollars in border wall funding he's spent the past month demanding, CNN reports.

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

According to the news outlet, the legislation would fund the government through February 15. However, lawmakers will continue negotiations on border security and Trump’s border wall demands once the shutdown is over.

Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a partial government shutdown took effect after US lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse.

According to the report, President Donald Trump, who insisted that at least $5bn (£4bn) be included for his long-promised wall along the Mexican border.

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In the absence of a deal, funding for about a quarter of US federal agencies lapsed at midnight on Saturday, December 22.

NAIJ.com (naija.ng) upgrades to Legit.ng to serve its readers better.

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