Government Shutdown Ends After Eight Hours

The government shutdown at midnight and ended at around 8:40 Friday morning after President Donald Trump signed a short-term spending bill, which he announced on Twitter.

The Senate passed the Honoring Hometown Heroes Act on a bipartisan 71-28 vote at 1:31 in the morning, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer supporting it.

Potential 2020 presidential candidates Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).


Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) led the conservative opposition to the bill, which led to 16 Republican senators voting no on the bill.

The House voted for it, around 5:30 a.m., on a more partisan 240-186 vote after Nancy Pelosi came out against it.

The spending bill expires on March 23, 2018.

It funded nearly $90 billion in disaster aid for Texas, Florida, California, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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