After the U.S. government was in a three-day closure, President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday evening to officially end the government shutdown. The bill, which the Senate and the House also approved, designates three additional weeks of government funding.
Initially, the government shutdown came in response to Democrats and Republicans’ failure to reach an agreement regarding immigration, specifically the DACA program and Trump's infamous proposal for a border wall. According to CNN, the government will be funded until February 8th and if an agreement cannot be reached by then, other actions will need to be taken.
On Tuesday morning, President Trump commented on the recent shutdown and DACA. Trump honestly admitted that it is unknown if an agreement will be able to be reached by the given deadline, but everyone will give their best effort.
The President stated, “Nobody knows for sure that the Republicans & Democrats will be able to reach a deal on DACA by February 8, but everyone will be trying....with a big additional focus put on Military Strength and Border Security. The Dems have just learned that a Shutdown is not the answer!”
Previously, Trump called the end of the government shutdown a “big win” in his presidency. Trump is looking forward to negotiating a deal that will benefit Republicans, Democrats, DACA, our military, and border security.
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