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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks with other members of Congress to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, to begin a vote on a short term spending bill to reopen the government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 6:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Congress has approved a bipartisan agreement to re-open the federal government after a three-day partial shutdown. The House approved the bill, 266-150, hours after the Senate backed it, 81-18. President Donald Trump is...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Senate leaders have reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in a fight over immigration in return for assurances from Republican leaders that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young "dreamers"...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the chamber with fellow Democrats for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 4:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader McConnell...
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From left, Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., gather to wait for their vehicles as they leave the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 22, 2018 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 3:25 p.m. The No. 2 Senate Republican says President Donald Trump is eager to involve himself in the immigration debate and "reach a solution." Texas Sen. John Cornyn says he and five other GOP senators met Monday with Trump at...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after Senate leaders reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 2:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 2:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is pleased that congressional Democrats "have come to their senses" and abandoned their filibuster that shut down the federal government. Trump says his administration will make a long-term...
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January 22, 2018 - 2:30 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State lawmakers and a law enforcer from Buffalo are pushing for changes in the laws relating to the reporting of child abuse following allegations of decades of inappropriate behavior by faculty at one of the city's most prestigious high schools. Senate Democrats joined Erie...
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Celebrating their bipartisan effort, senators gather outside the chamber following a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. From left are, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 2:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says Monday is "a day to celebrate" after roughly 25 senators from both parties helped negotiate an end to the government shutdown. The Republican says the group shared a common determination...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives at the Capitol at the start of the third day of the government shutdown, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Schumer, arguably the most powerful Democrat in Washington, is trying to keep his party together to force a spending bill that would include protections for young immigrants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:55 p.m. It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown...
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Demonstrators rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) during a rally outside of the Capitol Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Washington, on second day of the federal shutdown. Democrats have been seeking a deal to protect the "Dreamers," who have been shielded against deportation by DACA, which President Donald Trump halted last year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 22, 2018 - 10:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 10:25 a.m. White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is defending President Donald Trump's lack of outreach to Democratic lawmakers during the government shutdown. Mulvaney discussed the shutdown on MSNBC Monday morning. Trump did...
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Demonstrators rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) during a rally outside of the Capitol Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Washington, on second day of the federal shutdown. Democrats have been seeking a deal to protect the "Dreamers," who have been shielded against deportation by DACA, which President Donald Trump halted last year. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 22, 2018 - 9:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 9:05 a.m. House Speaker Paul Ryan says if the Senate approves a temporary spending bill to reopen the government through Feb. 8, the House will approve it, too. Senate Democrats had blocked a stopgap measure passed by the House to...
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