Trump Signs Funding Bill To Reopen Federal Government

By Spectrum News Staff & Associated Press |

US President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other contentious issues.

The House approved the bill Monday evening, 266-150, hours after the Senate backed it, 81-18.

The measure funds government operations through Feb. 8.

The vote set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return on Tuesday, cutting short what could have become a messy and costly impasse. The House approved the measure shortly thereafter, and President Donald Trump later signed it behind closed doors at the White House.

Read more of this story

Source: NY1.com

(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)

Comments

comments

About Cholo Brooks 5763 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists.