The House vote marked the end of theshortest shutdown on record.
“Ultimately, neither side got everything it wanted in this agreement, but we reached a bipartisan compromise that puts the safety and well-being of the American people first,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said in a statement. “Once the president signs this bill into law, we will have a clear path to pursue our ambitious agenda for 2018.”
As promised, House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., voted against the bill following her eight-hour marathon speech on Wednesday, protesting congressional inaction on protections for DREAMers, undocumented immigrants brought here as children.
Pelosi issued a statement early Friday that criticized Ryan, saying he “refused to make a real commitment” to schedule a vote to protect DREAMers. In September, President Trump announced the elimination of an Obama-era program to protect these immigrants from deportation, setting a March 5 deadline for Congress to address their status through legislation.
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