10 Senators Crossed Party Lines On Shutdown Vote
Many of the Democrats who voted "yes" are up for re-election in red states. The Republicans who voted "no" each have their own reasons.LEARN MORE
The Senate approved a key procedural vote for the budget bill on Monday, a step closer to ending the government shutdown.
On Day 3 of a partial government shutdown, the Senate approved a key procedural motion to help end that shutdown and approve a budget bill.
The government shut down at midnight Friday, largely because of a disagreement in the Senate over immigration protections for young undocumented immigrants.
Republicans wouldn't include legislation on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the funding bill, while Democrats said they wouldn't support a measure without it. They struck a compromise by agreeing to tackle immigration in the coming weeks.
But other parts of the legislation, like extending the Children's Health Insurance Program, had bipartisan support.
The vote Monday limited debate on the bill in the Senate, and senators still need to approve the bill itself. After that, it will need approval from the House of Representatives.
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