Will shutdown resume after Feb. 15; Negotiation to begin Wednesday

It is doubtful the partial government shutdown would not resume again. There’s just about three weeks for the Republican and Democrat members of Congress to negotiate and reach a deal to fund the US-Mexico border wall.

A team of negotiators from House of Representatives and Senate will kick off negotiations on Wednesday and try to reach a deal before February 15 when the government faces another shutdown.

President Trump agreed last week to reopen the government temporarily after 35 days of shutdown, the longest in US history, even without his demand of $5.7 billion from Congress for the border wall.

Building a border wall was long-promised by Trump during his election campaign. He had also pledged Mexico would pay money for the construction.

Trump has threatened to shutdown federal government again if Congress fails to make a deal that includes building up of the southern border wall.

Democrats took over the House this month and are unified in their opposition to the construction of border wall.

However, some of the Democrats are open for fencing instead of building of physical wall, but Trump reminded to lawmakers that they must consider for it.

The president said, “If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!”

Paul Linus