While President Trump announced legislation Friday to end the partial government shutdown, its economic cost was $7.1 billion as of Jan. 25, according to estimates by S&P Global Ratings. That’s $1.4 billion more than President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build the southern border wall.
House and Senate members will vote on a proposed measure to temporarily reopen the government until Feb. 15 and to continue discussion on southern border security. But the cost of the shutdown remains. For more on this story, please go to usatoday.com.