Government shutdown ends Monday in third day
The U.S. Senate voted 81-18 Monday to break a Democratic filibuster on a government spending bill. The vote allowed for Congress to approve a Continuing Resoltion for funding and end a three-day government shutdown.
Democrats effectively backed off their opposition to the funding bill. “We will vote today to reopen the government,” said Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat. “In a few hours, the government will reopen.”