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House to Vote on Short-Term CR but Shutdown Continues

It would reopen all shuttered government agencies through February

House Democrats agreed to vacate a voice vote today on legislation to reopen the government through Feb. 28 and allow for a recorded vote next week after the holiday weekend.

The short-term continuing resolution to reopen all shuttered government agencies through February sailed through the House on a voice vote this afternoon but Republicans said they wanted their opposition to the bill on record since it does not include any funding for President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall. House Democrats have introduced measures almost daily that would reopen the government, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that strategy will continue next week.

The latest partisan sparring ensures the partial government shutdown, now in its 27th day, will drag into next week at least. Both chambers have agreed to stay in session next week instead of taking a previously-scheduled recess.

Pelosi hinted today that Democrats will introduce legislation next week that addresses border security. It won’t be money for a wall though, she said. “This has to be evidence-based, not notion-mongered,” she said.

Trump has refused to consider any legislation to reopen the government that does not include at least $5.7 billion in funding for his wall.

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