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BREAKING: Government shutdown to end

Senate votes to reopen Government

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A compromise between Democrat and Republican leaders in the Senate has led to an end to the government shutdown.

Senators in D.C. voted to reopen the government 81-18.

According to The Hill, Senate Democrats agreed to advance a stopgap spending measure lasting until February 8 after Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to allow an immigration bill to reach the floor next month.

All federal departments, facilities, even national parks that were closed or had employees on furlough will be reopened and will have employees returning to work soon.

President Donald Trump released this statement after the Senate vote:

I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses and are now willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children. As I have always said, once the Government is funded, my Administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration. We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it is good for our country.

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