Trump Signs Funding Bill, Officially Ending Three-Day Government Shutdown

President Donald Trump signed the stop-gap funding bill late Monday night to fund the government for three weeks, officially ending the three-day-long government shutdown.

After the Senate passed a procedural vote allowing the bill to advance with a margin of 81-18 Monday afternoon, the House passed the measure with a 266-150 margin, sending it to Trump’s desk.

Four of the 16 Democrats who voted against the bill have been floated as potential 2020 contenders, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Cory Booker (N.J.), and Kamala Harris (Calif.). Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), an independent who caucuses with Democrats, also voted against the bill.

On Friday, all but five Democrats voted against a short-term continuing resolution (CR), which would have avoided a government shutdown. As a result of the Democrats’ filibuster, 60 votes were needed to pass the measure, making it impossible for Republicans to pass the CR without more Democratic support.

 

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