Shutdown Less Likely As Senate Closes In On Budget AgreementBuoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration.
President Trump Signs Bill To Reopen GovernmentThe White House said President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening the government, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations.
Harris, Progressives Fume After Vote To End Government ShutdownProgressive groups were incensed by the Senate's 81-18 vote Monday to reopen the government at the urging of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
As Government Shutdown Begins, Blame Game Revs UpThe Republican-controlled Congress scheduled an unusual weekend session to begin considering a three-week version of a short-term spending measure and Pres. Trump tweeted that Democrats "wanted to give me a nice present" to mark the start of his second year in office.
House Passes Bill To Keep Government OpenThe House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend.
Ryan Presses Dems To Back Bill Keeping Government OpenHouse Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown.
Congress Clears Temporary Spending Bill To Avert ShutdownThe Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.
Feinstein Against Spending Bill With No Immigrant ProtectionImmigrant groups hailed her comments as a victory after organizing protests outside of her office urging her not to back a bill that didn't include legislation known as the "Dream Act."

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