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It's Over: Trump Signs Bill to End Shutdown

House passed stopgap spending bill after the Senate did the same
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Updated Jan 22, 2018 8:07 PM CST
Congress Clears Measure to End Shutdown
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signals a thumbs-up after a vote to reopen the government passed at the Capitol.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – The unexpected time off for hundreds of thousands of federal employees is over: Both the House and Senate passed a short-term spending deal to end the three-day government shutdown, and President Trump signed into law Monday night, reports the New York Times. The breakthrough occurred earlier Monday, when Senate Democrats led by Chuck Schumer agreed to a deal to fund the government through Feb. 8 in exchange for a promise by Mitch McConnell to take up legislation on immigration and other issues. (Schumer is now being accused of caving for too little in return.)

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