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The government shutdown is about to be no more. On Monday, members of Congress reached an agreement to end the impasse and get the government running again.
The agreement gives six more years of funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program. In addition, it pushes the debate on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program into February.
The Senate voted 81-18 to end the shutdown. Now, the stopgap bill will go to the House, where its expected to quickly pass.
While that means that active-duty troops, military families and federal employees don't have to be concerned about their pay anymore, some aren't so happy about it.
Multiple members of the media spoke out against Democrats following the news.
The Intercept's Shaun King:
Democrats have learned nothing from these past few years.
Republicans literally stonewalled for nearly A YEAR to block Obama from nominating a Supreme Court nominee.
Democrats caved in 72 hours with 800,000 dreamers at risk.
Democrats lack a backbone. Just shameful.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) January 22, 2018
Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times:
Not sure I understand the point of the last three days.
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) January 22, 2018
The Nation's George Zornick:
If this was always Senate Democrats' exit strategy - cave in exchange for nothing - they should have just provided the 8 votes on Friday.
— George Zornick (@gzornick) January 22, 2018
Think Progress founder Judd Legum:
BREAKING: Senate Democrats cave, provide votes based on McConnell’s empty promise https://t.co/g7MCoh838n
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) January 22, 2018
The Boston Globe's Matt Viser:
Democrats have managed to accede to Republican demands, demoralize their energized base, give a disengaged president a win, and look like they held a meaningless three day government shutdown — all at once.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 22, 2018
Sen. Bernie Sanders's former press secretary:
We have no other choice, but to raise hell before Feb. 8th. We are coming after you Democrats. You will not keep using us for your elections if you don't pass the Dream Act in the Spending bill.
— Erika Andiola - #NoDreamNoDeal (@ErikaAndiola) January 22, 2018
The government shutdown lasted three days. President Donald Trump plans to make a statement about the issue on Monday.
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