Trump to Reopen Government for Three Weeks

Haley Hartner, News Editor

In a special report on Friday, January 25th at approximately 2:30 pm, President Trump announced that he will reopen the government for three weeks, despite not having received funding for his border wall.

The president also announced that if his “fence money” is not provided within the three weeks that the government is reopened, by February 15th he will be left with two options–either he will shut down the government again until a funding plan is made or he will use his “executive powers” and declare a national emergency.

This decision comes after nearly 800,000 government workers have been furloughed or forced to work without pay for over five weeks, making it the longest government shutdown in U.S history.

While in the special report President Trump did not inform the public of new money for the wall, lawmakers and citizens are anxious to see whether a compromise will be made or if hundreds of thousands of government workers will suffer the consequences again.