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US President Trump Agrees to End the Longest US Shutdown Temporarily

  • US President Donald Trump has, at last, agreed to sign a bill to a law that was passed unanimously by both the Senate and House later on Friday. He reportedly agreed to end the longest ever US Federal Government shutdown after 35 days. The agreed upon deal clears release of funds to federal agencies for the coming 3-weeks. It is significant to note that the deal doesn’t include funds demanded by Trump for the proposed US-Mexico border wall. Trump earlier vowed not to approve any budget that didn’t include a fund for his US-Mexico border wall. After the vote in US Congress, President Trump went on to say that signing the deal is “in no way a concession”. He stressed that the concession was meant to take care of the millions of federal agents and employees who were suffering from the US government shutdown.