Senate Votes To End Three-Day Government Shutdown, Bill Heads To House

By  //  January 22, 2018

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(FOX NEWS) – The Senate on Monday afternoon voted 81 to 18 to re-open the government, clearing the way for the House to approve a stopgap measure and end the three-day government shutdown.

Democrats backed off their opposition after being given assurances from Republicans that the Senate would soon consider legislation that would protect illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children. It was a stark contrast from the Senate Democratic position just a few days ago.

“We will vote today to reopen the government,” Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, said on the Senate floor. “In a few hours, the government will reopen.”

The bill heads to the House, which plans to vote on it Monday before sending it to President Trump’s desk.