The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump on January 25 signed the short term spending bill, bringing to an end the 35-day partial government shutdown, without getting new funding for a Mexico wall.
Trump avoided public signing ceremony instead signed the 'continuing resolution'' behind the closed doors of White House. The stopgap bill, which includes an extension of border-security funding at the current level, was passed by a voice vote by the Senate and the US House Of Representatives.
The revoking of the longest ever shut down of the government has come as a relief to the 80,000 federal workers who have not recieved their pay ever since the shutdown began last year, leading to repeated calls by elected representatives to open the government.
However, the Trump decision to end the shut down immediate criticism from his own party, with many conservatives claiming that his action would weaken the negotiating position of Republican and Democrats.
Trump tried to defend himself on Twitter, ''
Earlier in the day, Trump announced that lawmakers had reached a deal to temporarily halt the partial government shut down. A bipartisan panel will be working on a border security package.
During an address in Rose Garden, Trump warned that this time he avoided using the ''powerful alternative which is declaring the emergency.
" If we don't get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shut down on February 12th again or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the constitution of the United States to address this emergency. We will have great security', Trump highlighted.