The Wall Street Journal reports Trump, Congress Reach Tentative Deal to Reopen Government for Three Weeks.

President Trump and congressional leaders have reached a tentative deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiations over border security funding continue, according to congressional aides.

The deal—would amount to at least a temporary concession by Mr. Trump to Democrats—wouldn’t provide immediate funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, administration officials said. The deal would fund the government through Feb. 15 and start negotiations between the House and Senate over a full-year bill funding the Homeland Security Department, which oversees the border, aides said.

The stopgap spending bill would include an extension of border security funding at current levels, which includes $1.3 billion for border security but not expressly for a wall. Mr. Trump would still push for border wall funding in the deal reached after the three weeks are up.

Trump caved in for now.


He again threatens to declare an emergency if he does not get a wall.

Back pay for government workers is part of the deal.

Trump gave a very passionate speech. It remains to be seen what Pelosi and the Democrats will do.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

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Trump Makes Case for Wall, Pelosi Says No, Ron Paul Says We Don't Need It

The day ends where it started. Pelosi will not authorize a wall and Trump did not declare an emergency.

Trump Threatens to Close Border "Entirely" and Return to "Pre-NAFTA" if No Wall

Trump makes wild threats today about the wall. Apparently, he is even ready to cancel his new trade deal with Mexico.

Trump to Address the Nation on the Wall 9:00 PM Tuesday

Trump sets out to convince the nation of the need for a wall Tuesday evening at 9:00 PM Eastern.

F the Wall

Trump promises a "beautiful wall". Better not be trapped on the other side. It's already happened.