US government shutdown ends as Congress strikes deal

US government shutdown ends as Congress strikes deal

US government shutdown ends as Congress strikes deal

Written by Keshala Dias

23 Jan, 2018 | 5:54 am

The US government partial shutdown is ending after Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill.

Senator Chuck Schumer said Democrats agreed to back the bill if Republicans would address a programme that shields young immigrants from deportation.

Democrats refused to vote for the bill unless they secured protection for recipients of the Obama-era programme.

The government is expected to re-open on Tuesday.

Courtesy: BBC


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