President Trump has announced that he has made a deal to re-open the federal government for three weeks until February 15th. This will NOT include funding for the border wall with Mexico.
Trump announced that he would make sure that federal employees would receive their back pay as soon as possible.
Trump stated that he did not want to use his emergency powers to build the wall at this time, and does not appear to have strayed from his ultimate goal. He seemed to give the impression that the government may close again if progress in not made.
Editor’s note: While we are disappointed that Trump has seemingly given in on this battle with Speaker Peolis and the Democrats, he will quickly have another round of battles. We at PBP hope that he does not give up.