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>> I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the Federal Government.>> President Donald Trump on Friday agreed to a short-term bill to end the partial government shutdown, backing down for now in a bitter stand off with Democrats over his demand for a border wall with Mexico.
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>> I'm glad the closed portions of the Federal Government will reopen.>> The move cleared the way for Congress to restore funding to agencies that had been shuttered for five weeks in the longest shut down in the nation's history. The shut down disrupted life for some 800,000 workers who had missed their second paycheck on Friday.
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The three week funding bill will not include Trump's request for $5.7 billion in funding for the wall which Democrats had rejected.>> Our unity is our power and that is what maybe the president underestimated.>> Reuters correspondent Andy Sullivan is following the story.>> Politically, this is a huge set back for President Trump.
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This was his first real confrontation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi he's getting no money for his wall.>> We have come to a way to go forward.>> And on top of that, it's been his administration which has been enormously disrupted by this fight.>> Trump said a bipartisan group of lawmakers would meet to discuss the nation's border security needs in the coming weeks.
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But Trump threatened a second shut down if his demands are not met.>> If we don't get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down on February 15th, again, or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency.
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>> The escalating impact of the shut down had begun to reached crisis levels. On Friday, the FAA was forced to ground or delay hundreds of flights into New York and other cities, after air traffic controllers who had been working without pay called in sick. Trump and his aides had come under increasing fire for not showing enough sympathy for workers facing financial hardship.
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>> Those border patrol agents, the ones on the front lines who are supposed to be keeping illegal immigrants out of the country, they've been going without pay for five weeks now. Those people don't make a lot of money to begin with, about $40,000 a year. So when they miss two paychecks, that's a real hardship.
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>> Now the temporary deal resets the clock in the ongoing disagreement over border funding. There are no guarantees the two sides won't end up back in the same place when the deal expires on February 15th.