- The Washington Times - Friday, January 25, 2019

President Trump on Friday signed into law a measure to re-open shuttered federal agencies through Feb. 15, ending the partial government shutdown that stretched for more than a month.

The Senate had approved the measure by voice vote on Friday afternoon. The House followed suit several hours later, passing the legislation via unanimous consent.

Mr. Trump signed the legislation to re-open the government into law, even though it doesn’t include the money he has demanded for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

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Leaders also named the negotiators who will try to work out a broader agreement on homeland security funding over the next three weeks.

On the Senate side, the Republicans are Sens. Richard Shelby of Alabama, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, John Hoeven of North Dakota, and Roy Blunt of Missouri.

The Democratic senators are Sens. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Richard Durbin of Illinois, and Jon Tester of Montana.

In the House, Democrats will be represented by Reps. Nita Lowey of New York, Lucille Roybal-Allard of California, David Price of North Carolina, Barbara Lee of California, Henry Cuellar of Texas, and Pete Aguilar of California.

The Republican House members are Reps. Kay Granger of Texas, Charles Fleischmann of Tennessee, Tom Graves of Georgia, and Steven Palazzo of Mississippi.

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