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President Donald Trump announces the temporary end to the longest government shutdown in history. (Washington Post YouTube)

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN 2019: FURLOUGHED WORKERS RELIEVED AGREEMENT REACHED, READY TO GET PAID AGAIN

Eric Horng and Sarah Schulte
Friday, January 25, 2019 10:25PM
President Trump agreed Friday to end the longest government shutdown in American history without money for a wall along the southern border.

CHICAGO – President Trump signed a bill Friday to end the longest government shutdown in American history without money for a wall along the southern border. That’s a relief to thousands of federal workers in the Chicago area who haven’t been paid in the past month.

Trump began his remarks by praising the federal workers who missed their second paycheck Friday. Many are now calling for a funding solution beyond February.

“The president said that federal workers had not complained, and clearly he wasn’t listening or paying attention because our union and federal employees have been rallying, have been speaking out,” said Matt Muchowski, American Federation of Government Employees.Trump’s announcement was met with guarded optimism.

“We are a little concerned that it’s such a short term budget,” Muchowski said. “Federal workers don’t want this kind of uncertainty.”

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