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>> I'm glad we've gotten past that, and we have a chance now to get back to work.>> Congress ends the government shutdown, but lawmakers are still deeply at odds over spending and immigration.>> We have a lot to do.>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington. Where Congress has ended the standoff that has put much of the federal government out of commission.
00:00:16
Both the Senate and the House of Representatives have voted to restore temporary funding that ran out last Friday. So, federal workers will soon be back on the job. But this does nothing to resolve the underlying disputes that led to the shutdown in the first place.>> With this government shutdown behind us, serious and bipartisan negotiations can resume.
00:00:38
>> Lawmakers now have until Febuary 8th to agree on a spending bill for the fiscal year that began back in October. Democrats emerged with little to show for their efforts. They wanted to attach protections for young illegal immigrants to the spending bill. But all they're getting now is a promise that the Senate will take up the issue in February, that's no guarantee of success.
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>> And we will continue to fight as strongly as we can for the dreamers in the weeks ahead.>> President Trump has to sign off on all of this, and he wants new restrictions on legal immigration that are poison to Democrats. Meanwhile, Republicans are hoping to lock in a big spending increase for the military.
00:01:16
Democrats are pushing for a similar increase in domestic spending. But for now, the two sides have laid down their arms. The breakthrough comes on a day when the shutdown kept hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of the office. Leaving nobody at the Federal Trade Commission to take consumer complaints.
00:01:31
And fewer people at the Centers for Disease Control, to monitor a major flu outbreak. Restaurants and coffee shops around Washington offered specials to furloughed workers. Trump himself has stayed out of sight. He hasn't appeared in public since the shutdown began at midnight on Friday. Democratic Senate Leader, Chuck Schumer, said Trump was out of his depth.
00:01:49
>> The great, deal-making President sat on the sidelines.>> The White House said the Democrats had succumbed to pressure.>> What the President did clearly worked. Democrats realized that the position that they had taken frankly was indefensible.>> As Democrats and Republicans point fingers, polls show that both sides are getting a portion of the blame.
00:02:10
Not that it will necessarily make any difference in this year's November Congressional elections. After all, voters blamed Republicans for the last shutdown in 2013, and they went on to win control of the Senate the following year.