Trump Agrees to Re-Open Government Temporarily

President Trump has announced a deal that would temporarily re-open the government.

During the announcement on Friday, Trump promised furloughed workers that they would receive their paychecks.

“I will sign a bill to open our government for three weeks until Feb. 15th. I will make sure that all employees receive their backpay very quickly,” Trump said in his address.

Before the president officially made this announcement,  MCM’s Doug Tallman spoke to Sue Walitsky, a spokeswoman for Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.).

Walitsky said, “It’s a short-term continuing resolution during that time they pledged to negotiate in good faith on border security issues.”

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Posted by The White House on Friday, January 25, 2019

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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