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Senate passes bill to fund government through Feb. 15

January 25, 2019

The Senate on Friday passed legislation to reopen shuttered federal agencies through Feb. 15, sending the measure to the House.

The Senate approved the measure by voice vote. The House was expected to pass it later Friday by unanimous consent.

President Trump said he would sign the legislation to reopen the government into law, even though it doesn’t include the money he has demanded for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Leaders also announced the Senate negotiators who will try to work out a broader agreement on homeland security funding over the next three weeks.

The Republicans are Sens. Richard Shelby of Alabama, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, John Hoeven of North Dakota and Roy Blunt of Missouri.

The Democrats are Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Jon Tester of Montana.

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