Eli Ridder | WASHINGTON
The United States House of Representatives voted in favor of passing a temporary spending bill on Monday evening that would fund the government until Feb. 8, nearly ending the three-day-long government shutdown.
The Senate passed a revised bill earlier in the day with the vote 81 to 18 before the House voted 266 to 150, with 60 more “yes” votes then the four-week version passed by the lower house last week.
Now the legislation heads to the office of President Donald Trump where it is expected to be signed into law.
Most Democrats in the Senate did not vote in favor of Friday’s Republican proposed temporary spending bill to keep federal agencies funded and with no agreement in place by a midnight deadline, the U.S. was sent into a partial government shutdown.
Democrats resisted the legislation largely over immigration concerns regarding children of illegal immigrants protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
More details to follow.