US Senate Paves Way to End Partial Government Shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives at the Capitol at the start of the third day of the government shutdown, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Schumer, arguably the most powerful Democrat in Washington, is trying to keep his party together to force a spending bill that would include protections for young immigrants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted for a temporary spending plan to fully reopen the federal government after a partial three-day shutdown. Senators approved legislation to keep federal agencies open through February 8 after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell assured opposition Democratic lawmakers that he would in the coming weeks allow a vote on protecting about…

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