President Trump Agrees to Temporarily Bypass Government Shutdown

Trump An agreement was made to end the government shutdown, according to President Donald Trump on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Temporarily ending what was likely to be the most extended lapse in the U.S government since it was established 1789.

Pressures from the reports of delayed flights on Friday along the East Coast due to not having air traffic controllers might have pushed Trump’s decision. During a quickly arranged speech from the White House, Rose Garden he said,

We have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government.

Senate leaders hammered out a deal during the negotiations, one that would not include Trump’s proposed border wall.  As a result, the government will reopen for three weeks.

Once again, there are hints from President Trump that if Congress cannot come to one accord on the matter of his proposed border wall, he will declare a national emergency to allocate the necessary funds.

I have a compelling alternative, but I didn’t want to use it at this time.

Thursday’s competing measures in the Senate failed to reopen the government, creating a domino effect of negotiations and injecting a sense of urgency into the conversations. Last month, nine federal departments closed due to lack of funding.

Donald Trump wanted to declare victory, yet he still he gave in and agreed to no funding for the wall as well as a temporary spending plan for the government.

However, what will happen after February 15th when the temporary funding ceases.

Written by Tray Dingle
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware

Source:

USA TODAY: Trump: ‘We have reached a deal’ to end government shutdown for three weeks

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