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.

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