Congress Approves, President Signs Measure to Re-Open Government

After 34 days, the partial government shutdown is over.

Friday afternoon, President Trump announced a deal to reopen the government, although it does not include any money to build a wall along the U.S. – Mexico border.

Trump signed the bill in question Friday night.

During the rose garden announcement, Trump continued to tout the benefits of a border wall to keep migrants from crossing into the U.S. illegally.

Funding the barrier is something lawmakers will continue to debate, but in the meantime, furloughed employees can get back to work.

The President hinted that he could still invoke a national emergency to get money for the wall, if congress does not approve funding to build the structure.


Source: NewsNet | Congress Approves, President Signs Measure to Re-Open Government