Government shutdown ends after Trump signs spending bill
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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