Breaking News: Trump endorses deal to temporarily end government shutdown


Kurt Bitting

Congress will vote on a deal to temporarily reopen the government until Feb. 15. The current deal does not include funding for the Mexican border wall. Lawmakers will use this time to discuss funding for border security and Trump’s call for $5.7 billion for a Mexican border wall.

Trump endorsed the bipartisan deal that would end the record partial government shutdown.

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

As part of the agreement, furloughed and unpaid government employees will also receive back pay.

The outcome can be seen as a win for Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had insisted there would be no negotiations until the government was reopened.

The Northern Star will update as more information becomes available.