The shutdown is temporarily over. When will federal workers get paid?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said top members of the Trump administration don't know what it is like to live paycheck

"While small businesses may benefit from an agreement that will temporarily reopen the entire federal government, it's an inescapable fact that the partial government shutdown inflicted substantial damage on America's small firms", said founder and CEO John Arensmeyer.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the administration wants to negotiate a government shutdown deal but is not saying how much President Donald Trump wants as a "down payment" on his long-promised U.S. -Mexico border wall.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will discuss a date with President Donald Trump once the government is open.

Trump says he will sign a 3-week deal to reopen the government until February 15 and arrange for federal employees to receive "all their back pay very quickly or as soon as possible".

35 days, that's how long the government shutdown lasted. A federal worker who lives in Macon, said her job sent an email that states, during the shutdown they are still employed so workers need to comply with regulations.

"After 36 days of spirited debate and dialogue", President Trump said in his Rose Garden speech, "I have seen and heard from enough Democrats and Republicans that they are willing to put partisanship aside - I think - and put the security of the American people first. This is an opportunity for all parties to work together for the benefit of our whole lovely, wonderful nation", Trump said. "Especially because we're coming to the beginning of the month and bills are due". "Come February 15, there can not be another government shutdown", said Sen.

With Trump and congressional leaders reaching a deal Friday to reopen the government, the speech is expected to be rescheduled.

Almost 800,000 federal workers have been without pay during the partial shutdown, and about half of those are still going to work because they are considered "essential".

On Thursday, the non-profit food bank made two stops in Miami-Dade - one at Miami International Airport and one at the Federal Bureau of Prisons - to deliver meat, produce, hygiene items and cleaning supplies.

"We are left to wonder and worry for the next three weeks if we are going to go through this again", said Jill Gilbert, a veteran and federal employee in Brazil, Indiana. "You are fantastic people".



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