Trump accepts deal for temporary end to shutdown – BBC News
Trump accepts deal for temporary end to shutdown – BBC News Thank you very much, my fellow Americans. I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shed and reopen the federal government. As everyone knows, I have a very powerful alternative, but I didn’t want to use at this time. Hopefully it will be unnecessary. I want to thank all of the incredible federal workers and their amazing families who have shown such extraordinary devotion in the face of this Earth hardship. In a short while I will sign a bill to open our government for 3 weeks until February 15th. I will make sure that all employees receive their back pay a very quickly or as soon as possible will happen fast. I am asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put this proposal on the floor immediately after 36 Days of Spirited debate and dialogue, I have seen and heard from an up Democrats and Republicans that they are willing to put partisanship aside. I think and put the security of the American people first, I do believe they’re going to do that. They have said they are four complete border security and finally, and fully acknowledged that having barriers, fencing or walls or whatever you want to call, it will be an important part of the solution. A bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers and leaders will immediately begin reviewing the request of our Homeland Security Experts and experts. They are the walls we are building are not medieval walls. They are smart walls designed to meet the needs of front-line Border agents and are operationally effective. We do not need 2,000 miles of concrete wall from sea to shining sea. We never did. We never propose that. We never wanted that because we have barriers at the border where natural struck are as good as anything that we can build. No border security plan can never work without a physical barrier just doesn’t happen. At the same time, we need to increase detection technology and manpower to modernize our ports of entry with your obsolete, the equipment’s obsolete their old they’re. Tired. Is this something we have all come to agree on? If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down on February 15th again or I will use the power afforded to be under the laws and the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency President Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history.
After 35 days, he backed a deal to fund federal agencies for three weeks, but it includes none of the money he has demanded for a US-Mexico border wall.
The Republican president previously vowed to reject any budget unless it included $5.7bn (£4.3bn) to fund his signature campaign pledge.
But Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, flatly refused.
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