U.S. President Donald Trump said that he has reached a deal with Congressional leaders to reopen the government for three weeks.
The deal to end the 35-day partial government shutdown does not include Trump's demand of $5.7 billion to build a wall at the country's southern border with Mexico.
But in his speech Friday, Trump said if talks on border security fail to produce a "powerful wall or steel barrier," he would shut down the government again on February 15 or declare a national emergency to build one.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats have repeatedly called for Trump to reopen the government before lawmakers negotiate the issue of border security.
The announcement came as the effects of the longest shutdown in American history were spreading across the nation.
In New York, airplanes were being delayed at least 90 minutes. The government reported that the delay was caused by a small increase in sick leave from air traffic controllers in centers in Florida and Washington, D.C. The workers are among the 800,000 federal employees who have not been getting paid during the shutdown.
Officials added that many airport security screeners were not reporting to work because of financial stresses.
At the Internal Revenue Service, less than half of the recalled workers reported to work. The Trump administration had called back workers to deal with the increase in tax filing activities.
In a video message, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Wray, said he was about as angry as I've been in a long, long time.
Wray called the shutdown "short-sighted" and "unfair." He added that all FBI workers were feeling financial stresses from the shutdown.
1. because of 因为，由于
His business went under because of competition from the large corporations.
2. sick leave 病假
to be on sick leave
纽约市多个航班推迟了至少90分钟 。美国政府在报告中指出，此次推迟的原因佛罗里达州和华盛顿特区多个中心的空中交通指挥员请了病假 。包括这些员工在内的80万名联邦政府公务员在停摆期间一直没有拿到工资 。
就国内收入署来看，重新召回的员工中，上班的人还不到一半 。特朗普政府已经召回了部分员工，以应对税务档案活动频繁的问题 。
雷称，自此政府停摆是鼠目寸光的行为，十分不公 。他还补充道，所有联邦调查局的公务员都因政府停摆而感受到了经济压力 。