President Donald Trump doesn't expect a repeat of the shutdown that closed the government for 35 days as Democrats and Republicans fought over funding for a border wall.
That does not mean, however, that the border wall issue has been resolved.
The president gave mixed signals, commenting during a cabinet meeting Tuesday that "I can't say I'm happy," while also reiterating his promise to build a border wall by saying, "We're making a lot of progress," according to The Wall Street Journal.
Trump said he doesn't expect the government to shut down again after Democrats and Republicans announced Monday night that they had reached an agreement that would include $1.38 billion to fund 55 miles of physical barriers.
That capitulation is a fraction of the $5.7 billion Trump requested to build a continuous wall, or fence, across the southern border with Mexico.
The government funding deadline is Friday. Last month's shutdown was the longest ever in U.S. history and stock markets suffered.
On Tuesday, all three major stock indexes were rising.