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OMB: Trump OKs Continuing Resolution to Reopen Government

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a memo to notify federal agencies about the reopening of the government after President Donald Trump signed a continuing resolution that would fund the government through Feb. 15.

“All employees who were on furlough due to the absence of appropriations may now return to work,” according to the Friday memo signed by OMB Acting Director Russell Vought.

Trump announced Friday that a deal was reached to temporarily end the partial government shutdown.

“I will make sure that all employees receive their back pay very quickly, or as soon as possible. It’ll happen fast,” he said in a statement published Friday.

“I am asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put this proposal on the floor immediately.”

The president reiterated the need for a border wall to help address illegal immigration, human trafficking, criminal cartels, narco-terrorists and transnational gangs.

Trump also noted that a conference committee of bipartisan congressional leaders will start to assess the requests of homeland security package to come up with a legislative package.
 

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