Longest Federal Shutdown Has Ended (for 3 Weeks)
(WSJ) — Congress sent legislation to President Trump on Friday to temporarily reopen the government, ending the longest shutdown in history while handing Democrats a major political victory in the protracted standoff.
The House unanimously approved the bill hours after the Senate backed the measure by voice vote. Trump was expected to sign the bill into law.
The pact, announced by Trump from the Rose Garden at the White House, would reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks while leaving the issue of $5.7 billion for a U.S.-Mexico border wall to further talks.
Trump said that a congressional conference committee would spend the next three weeks working in a bipartisan fashion to come up with a border security packag
Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone will be arraigned in Washington, D.C., next week.
He was arrested Friday at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Stone has been charged with witness tampering, obstruction and lying to Congress in the special counsel's Russia investigation.
Prosecutors say he lied about his pursuit of hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign. The U.S. says the emails were hacked by Russian intelligence officers.
Stone appeared before a judge in Florida on Friday and was released on bond. His case will now be transferred to Washington, D.C. His arraignment is set for Tuesday morning.
Stone has maintained his innocence and has said he'll plead not guilty.