After ending the standoff, lawmakers now face a Feb. 8 deadline to reach a budget deal and solve the DACA challenge
WASHINGTON—Lawmakers reached a deal on Jan. 22 to reopen the government just three days after Democrats forced a shutdown over illegal immigration. Congress voted to extend funding through Feb. 8, which is the new deadline for both parties to reach an agreement on government spending levels and find a permanent solution for illegal immigrants who came to the country as children.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the shutdown a “regrettable episode.” It “reminded all of us that in the United States Senate brinkmanship and hostage taking simply do not work,” he said from the Senate floor on Jan. 23.
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