The Senate voted 81-18 to end a filibuster of a spending bill that would fund the government through Feb. 8 and reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program for six years. The government can reopen once President Trump signs the funding into law. To end the government shutdown was a goal and it was achieved. A majority of Democrats had forced the shutdown with demands for a vote on legislation to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients from deportation after Trump canceled the program. But the final agreement did not include these protections, nor any specific guarantee of a vote.
The agreement was .to reopen the government and vote on immigration in the coming weeks. President Trump declared victory Monday. “I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses,” he said in a statement. “In a few hours, the government will reopen,” said Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader. “We have a lot to do.” The “global agreement” will continue to be negociated.