Donald Trump to make ‘major announcement’ about US shutdown today1 min read . Updated: 19 Jan 2019, 10:12 AM IST
The shutdown the longest in US history has paralyzed Washington and resulted in 800,000 federal employees being furloughed or working without pay
The partial shutdown -- which began when Trump refused to sign off on budget legislation that did not include funding for his planned border wall -- enters its fifth week on Saturday.
“I will be making a major announcement concerning the Humanitarian Crisis on our Southern Border, and the Shutdown, tomorrow afternoon at 3 P.M., live from the @WhiteHouse," Trump tweeted without providing further details.
Trump has mulled declaring a state of emergency on the southern border in a bid to secure funding for the wall without congressional approval -- a move that would almost certainly lead to a challenge in the courts.
The shutdown — the longest in US history — has paralyzed Washington and resulted in 800,000 federal employees being furloughed or working without pay
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