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Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown

Deal has no wall funding, border security negotiations planned

 

January 25, 2019

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

President Donald Trump walks from the Oval Office today to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House.Trump and Congress reached an agreement today to re-open the federal government for three weeks.

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM and CATHERINE LUCEY

Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a short-term deal today to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations continue over the president's demands for money to build his long-promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump announced the agreement to break the 35-day impasse as intensifying delays at the nation's airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the standoff.

"I am very proud to announ...



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