Posted by News Express | 4 January 2019 | 926 times
The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to end a partial government shutdown - but the move looks certain to be vetoed by President Donald Trump.
Mr Trump has said he will reject any measure that does not provide funding for his proposed US-Mexico border wall.
New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has branded the wall "an immorality".
The measures also require the approval of the Republican-run Senate - but senators have already ruled this out.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans there would not back measures that Mr Trump did not support and called the Democrats' move a "total nonstarter" and a "political sideshow".
The legislation passed by the House of Representatives would fund homeland security operations until 8 February and fund several other agencies until September. (BBC)
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