House votes to end government shutdown with passage of new temporary spending bill

January 23, 2018

A three-day government closure ended Monday when the House cleared a bill for President Trump’s signature that will fund the government until Feb. 8.

While the government closure was short and relatively limited in impact, the deal only lasts 17 days and has set the clock on another showdown in less than three weeks.

The fight will center on immigration reform and protection for so-called Dreamers who came to the United States illegally as children.

The final vote was 266-150 in favor of reopening the government.

After the vote, House lawmakers plan to leave town for the remainder of the week for a recess, or scheduled district work period planned long in advance.

Many Democrats voted against the bill, including the Democratic leadership, who, after fielding harsh criticism from their progressive base, moved to defend their party.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Navy Bob says:

    Although it is great to have the childish shutdown behind us, we are going to right back at this in 3 weeks or so. I foresee another impasse by the same childish Democratic “leaders” over immigration if they do not get exactly their way. The Democrats are going to say that they were promised a vote on immigration and, since it might not go their way or even pass, they will say they were played. Doesn’t matter that they have been making promises not in good faith for years about immigration, if they don’t get EXACTLY what they want, they will claim the GOP has ‘reneged” on a deal.

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