BREAKING: President Trump’s action came after the Senate and House passed the bill to reopen the government for three weeks. Some 800,000 federal employees have gone without pay since Dec. 22. The bill clears the way for them to return to work.
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EARLIER: President Trump on Friday agreed to temporarily reopen the federal government without getting any new money for his U.S.-Mexico border wall, retreating from the central promise of his presidency, for now, in the face of intense public anger.
The president’s humbling concession to the new realities of divided government brought the nation’s longest government shutdown to an end on its 35th day. It was a major victory for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who took charge of a new House Democratic majority just three weeks ago and kept her large caucus unified throughout the standoff.
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