President Trump signs funding bill ending government shutdown
By: Sara Clark, Xiro Xone News January 22, 2018 Updated: 6:21 PM PT
President Donald Trump signed stopgap Bill that would continue to fund the government until February 8th bringing an end to the government shutdown that took place over the weekend.
The measure extends funding for the children's health insurance program for the next five years as well as taxes related to the affordable care act.
The House of Representatives took a vote passing the bill Monday evening to reopen the government 266-150 after which the president then signed the bill.
Earlier in the day the bill passed in the Senate after his Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised with the Democratic lawmakers that the senate would address DACA and immigration in the next coming weeks.
However not all were on board as a number of Democratic Senators voted against the bill including, Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY
With mid-term elections in November, both Republicans and Democrats the battle may be far from over before passage of the full budget.
Senate Democrats are hoping they did not get taken for ride and hope Senate Republicans keep their promise, come February.