But only on condition that politicians return to discussing the wall with Mexico.
US President Donald Trump announced that he agreed to sign a short-term document on the country’s budget for three weeks. This will allow the government to resume work, a “pause” in which lasted more than a month.
The document does not imply the allocation of funds for the wall with Mexico, which sought to Trump. However, according to the terms of the agreement, the government will have to continue negotiations on border security and the wall after the end of the “shutdown”.
Trump noted that he had a “more effective alternative” to get money allocated for the wall and resume the work of the government, but he has not yet begun to use it. Probably, the president hinted at the possibility of declaring a state of emergency in the country.
As note Vox.com, Trump’s announcement means a major victory for Democrats who refused to negotiate border security until the end of the “Shutdown”. Earlier, the president said that he would not agree to a short-term agreement if the “advance payment for the wall” is not specified in it.
Until February 15, civil servants will receive salaries, as before, and the Democrats and Republicans will have the opportunity to agree on a final budget agreement. Otherwise, the government will stop working again.
Shutdown in the United States began on the night of December 21 because of the reluctance of Congress to allocate money to build a wall with Mexico. Due to disputes over the budget, about 800 thousand civil servants were sent on unpaid leave. This has led to pollution of parks and problems with updating the magnetic model of the Earth, on which navigation services are oriented.
January 12, on the 22nd day of the “pause”, the suspension of the work of the US government was the longest in history. Trump announced an agreement on the 35th day of “Shutdown”.