House Approves Budget Deal Ending Short Shutdown

The House approved a sweeping budget deal early this morning that would fund the government through March 23, sending legislation to President Trump that would end a brief shutdown of the government that began at midnight.  The Senate had earlier passed the measure 71-28.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has started the procedural hurdles to begin an open Senate debate next week on immigration. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., pledged on the House floor early this morning that he also intended to address immigration.

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