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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. senators voted to move forward on legislation that would reopen the federal government until Feb. 8, ending a three-day standoff between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Republicans over immigration and border security.
Funding legislation cleared a procedural hurdle in the Senate and was expected to pass a full Senate vote promptly, allowing government to re-open.
Democrats - Spending - Legislation - Government - Protections
Democrats had insisted that any short-term spending legislation to keep the government running include protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers."
Republicans in turn said they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats gave them the votes needed to reopen the government.
Shutdown - Anniversary - Trump - Inauguration - President
The shutdown, which began on the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration, threatened to undercut the president's self-crafted image as a dealmaker who would repair the broken culture in Washington.
The failure to reach a deal had forced Trump to cancel a planned weekend trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and created uncertainty around his scheduled trip this week to...
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