Trump Signs Spending Bill ending Longest Gov't Shutdown in History


The government shutdown is over. President Trump caved in by signing a stopgap measure that included no wall funding.

The government shutdown is over: Trump Signs Spending Bill, Ending Longest Government Shutdown in U.S. History.

President Trump reached a deal with congressional leaders Friday to reopen the government for three weeks despite getting no new funding for a border wall, setting the stage for whirlwind talks to bridge deep disagreements between Democrats and Republicans on immigration policy.

The bill, which includes an extension of border-security funding at current levels, was quickly passed by the Senate and House and was signed into law by the president late Friday. The short-term deal provides financial relief for about 800,000 federal workers, who have been furloughed or on the job without pay for more than a month and missed another paycheck Friday.

The reopening also eases pressures on the airline industry, which was grappling with staffing shortfalls in airport security and air-traffic control, culminating in delays at New York’s LaGuardia Airport and other major airports Friday. It could speed tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service, and restart other government functions related to small business loans, initial public offerings and infrastructure projects, among others.

Announcing the pact in a speech from the Rose Garden, Mr. Trump said he would start negotiations between the House and Senate over a full-year bill funding the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the border.

“After 36 days of spirited debate and dialogue, I have seen and heard from enough Democrats and Republicans that they are willing to put partisanship aside, I think,” Mr. Trump said.

The deal Mr. Trump announced marks a retreat from the hard-line stance he had taken throughout the shutdown, which began Dec. 22 over a clash between the president and Democrats over whether to fund a border wall. Mr. Trump says the wall is key to national security, while Democrats say it is unnecessary.

“We’ll work with the Democrats and negotiate and if we can’t do that, then we’ll do a—obviously we’ll do the [national] emergency because that’s what it is. It’s a national emergency,” he told reporters later.


Trump was totally and thoroughly humiliated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

That statement is not partisan politics. Rather, Trump Mocked From Both Sides After Caving In, Coulter Claims "Biggest Wimp Ever"

Trump had two years to negotiate a good deal. He got nothing despite the fact that a year ago, Democrats agreed to fund the wall to the tuned of $20 billion dollars.


Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Trump's response along with that of his administration during the entire shutdown was shambolic. So many mis-steps starting with not coordinating with Republican leadership. Trump's team never had a good message and was unprepared for the optics of unpaid Federal Workers and shutdown airports. Pelosi gets vilified but she runs a tight ship on her side. Seemed obvious it was over once Trump was denied State of the Union. More Senators voting for the Democratic proposal than the Administration funding bill was the nail in the coffin and it was clear afterwards that McConnell wanted this over.

To engage in a metaphor its like taking hostages and giving up on every single demand and surrendering. Nobody bought into Trump's attempt at bravado during the signing.


If democrats had any sense, they'd take this opportunity to propose expanding existing walls around existing known entry points, massively expanding border security, and fixing and making mandatory E-Verify, all paid for by increasing the corporate tax rate. Trump and the Republicans would never accept it and it would shut down further discussion for a decade. But these are democrats.


maybe some much needed structural immigration reform policies/laws will result from this endeavor.



You keep harping on "Democrats agreed to fund the wall to the tuned of $20 billion dollars" meme and you keep leaving important details out:

  1. This was in exchange for FULL Amnesty for every illegal "DACA" in America (2 million of them). To include the right to vote.
  2. This would have allowed them to bring in "families" through our chain migration immigration system resulting in up to 10 million more immigrants
  3. With this demographic shift - Republicans would have never won another presidential election and would be in the minority forever in the house/senate.

I keep wonder why you keep making this argument leaving these details out. Do you run your financial business the same way?


rejoice i say,finally the largest bankrupt,money printing banana republic in history (ever)can resume handin out endless streams of gov't checks to impoverished,homeless gov't dependent masses