Trump announces deal to reopen federal government through Feb. 15

Trump announces deal to reopen federal government through Feb. 15

January 25, 2019 2:30 pm



U.S. President Donald Trump announces a deal to end the partial government shutdown in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said a deal had been reached on legislation that would reopen the U.S. government through Feb. 15.

“I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” Trump said at the White House.

Trump said in the meantime a bipartisan committee of lawmakers would meet to discuss the nation’s border security needs.

Reporting by Jeff Mason and Steve Holland,; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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