>> The yeas are 66, the nays are 32, the motion to concur is agreed to.>> The Republican-controlled Congress averted a government shutdown on Thursday. With the Senate and the House of Representatives passing a hastily written bill to fund the government through January 19th. Federal funding was due to expire at midnight on Friday.
But Republicans managed to push their bill through the House despite fierce opposition from Democrats.>> The motion is adopted without objection.>> Then in the Senate, just enough Democratic support helped send the temporary funding bill to President Trump's desk.>> I'm disappointed in what the rule.>> Democrats had said they would not leave town if the bill did not include a deal to shielf thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
But Republicans left that out of the Bill, Democrats vowing to resume that fight in January. Republicans from Florida and Texas have insisted on funding for disaster relief after the year's devastating hurricane's but agreed to wait until the new year. The bill passed on Thursday also temporarily extends a popular children's health insurance program and the national security agency's anti terrorist surveillance program.