US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill
The US Senate has passed a short-term measure to fund the federal government by three weeks ending a three-day government shutdown.
The fourth temporary funding bill since October easily passed the Senate and the House of Representatives. That sent it to the White House, which said President Donald Trump was expected to sign the bill, a product chiefly of negotiations among Senate leaders.
Enactment by Trump of the bill will allow the government to reopen fully on Tuesday and keep the lights on through Feb. 8, when Congress will have to revisit the budget and immigration policy, two disparate issues that have become closely linked.
The House approved the funding bill by a vote of 266-150 just hours after it passed the Senate by a vote of 81-18. Reuters