The U.S. Senate just passed a key procedural hurdle to end debate on a Continuing Resolution to reopen the government and fund it through Feb. 8th.
The measure passed by a wide margin of 81-18.
From NBC News:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the agreement shortly ahead of the vote: “After several discussions, offers, counter-offers, the Republican leader and I have come to an arrangement. We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement, with the commitment that, if an agreement isn’t reached by February 8, the Senate will immediately proceed to consideration of legislation dealing with DACA.”
The Senate still needs to vote on final passage of the bill before it goes to the House of Representatives.
I expect @SenateMajLdr to fulfill his commitment to the Senate & abide by this agreement. If he does not honor our agreement, he will have breached the trust of not only the Democratic Senators but the members of his own party as well.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 22, 2018
#senate vote: cloture invoked 81-18.
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9 Lee (R)
14 Paul (R)
15 Sanders (I)
18 Wyden— Senate Press Gallery (@SenatePress) January 22, 2018