UPDATED 11:36 AM PT — Friday, January 25, 2019
President Trump has announced a deal has been reached to reopoen the government for three-weeks.
While speaking from the Rose Garden Friday, the president said he will sign a short-term funding bill, which would reopen the government until February 15, 2019 without border wall funding.
This comes after Democrats rejected a proposal on Thursday to temporarily reopen the government.
The president then thanked furloughed federal workers and their families, and promised they will receive their back pay as soon as possible.
The president has directed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put this proposal forward for a vote immediately. The Senate is set to vote on the short-term bill this evening.
Meanwhile, lawmakers are expected to come together to negotiate a border security package.