President Donald Trump has agreed to end the longest US government shutdown in history.
It lasted 35 days and for that time over 800,000 workers were not paid! They’ll now be paid.
Why was there a shutdown?
President Trump shut down the Government because he wants billions of dollars to build the US-Mexico border wall. He’s tweeted saying he’s ‘not given in and without the deal the shutdown could start again.’
Trump wants $5.7billion ($NZ8.3billion), but the opposition party, Democrats, refused to let Mr Trump have the money that he needs.
President Trump signed a proposal that will become law to temporarily end the shutdown until February 15. Who knows what will happen after then!