Government Shutdown to End, Short-term compromise reached

The White House in Washington DC

The US government shutdown is posed to end after both Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill.

Senator Chuck Schumer stated that Democrats would support the bill if Republicans addressed a program that protects young immigrants from deportation.

Democrats had held off and refused to vote for the bill unless they secured protections for Daca.

Schumer said the three-day Federal government shutdown was expected to end in a few hours.

“We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement.”

The bill, once enacted, will provide funding to keep the government open – at least temporarily – in the hopes that Congress can come to a permanent funding agreement by February 8.


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