House passes bill ending government shutdown

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After the Senate passed a bipartisan bill to reopen the government on Monday, the House followed Monday evening, voting 266-150 in favor of the measure and sending the legislation to President Trump's desk.

The stopgap measure will fund the federal government through Feb. 8, and reauthorize the lapsed Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years. It will also ensure that federal workers receive back pay. To get Democrats on board, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised that immigration legislation will be brought to a vote by Feb. 8 if it's not resolved earlier. The Senate passed the bill 81-18.

UPDATE: Trump signed the bill Monday night, offically reopening the partially shut-down governemnt.

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