House Passes Spending Bill, Government Shutdown Still Looms Ahead of Senate Vote

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The U.S. Capitol is shown at sunset on January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a temporary spending bill that will keep the government open through February 16. But the Senate vote remains uncertain, as Democratic lawmakers promise to block the bill because it does not include protections for so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. We'll analyze the latest developments.


H.D. Palmer, deputy director, external affairs, California Department of Finance

John Bresnahan, congressional bureau chief, POLITICO

Molly Reynolds, fellow in governance studies, Brookings Institution