This Week in Congress

Date: January 29, 2019

On Friday, President Trump signed a deal that would end the partial government shutdown for three weeks, allowing both sides more time to negotiate funding for additional border security along the Mexico border. In his announcement, President Trump said workers who had been furloughed will get back pay “as soon as possible” to make up for the 35 days that they went without pay. If a deal is not reached, the government will shut down again on February 15. The short-term agreement brings an end, at least temporarily, to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Meanwhile, both houses of Congress are in session this week.

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