Kicking the Can Down the Road: Shutdown Deal?

Both sides have been declaring victory and claiming that the other side folded…after the president announced that a deal to re-open the government had been reached between the White House and Senate leadership. But before everyone gets too excited…it’s for three weeks…THREE WEEKS? I mean what’s the point?

The idea of a short-term measure to reopen the government for three weeks emerged as part of those discussions. 

The House and the Senate are both expected to vote on the agreement on Friday.

In his remarks, Trump sought to declare victory, but he still endorsed a temporary spending plan with no wall funding. The question of wall funding remains open, however, and the reopening is only until Feb. 15. 


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