US Government Shutdown Over


President Donald Trump signed a short term spending bill on Monday, ending the three-day government shutdown.

The bill, passed earlier by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, shall ensure government funding will continue until February 8th.

The Democrats finally agreed to this bill after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell pledged to put a bill to the Senate regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme – allowing undocumented immigrants (who came in to the US as children) to remain in the country – in February.

The disagreement over the status of these so-called ‘Dreamer’ immigrants is what led to the government going into shutdown for the first time since 2013 late last week.

Some in the Senate, such as California Senator Dianne Feinstein, were ‘disappointing’ by this deal.

Most, however, are glad the shutdown is over and that the government can carry on with its responsibilities.


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