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Senate Votes To Keep Government Temporarily Funded

On Day 3 of a partial government shutdown, the Senate approved a bill to fund the government through Feb. 8.

The government shut down at midnight Friday, largely because of a disagreement in the Senate over immigration protections for young undocumented immigrants.

SEE MORE: 10 Senators Crossed Party Lines On Shutdown Vote

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.

But other parts of the legislation, like extending the Children's Health Insurance Program, had bipartisan support.

The budget bill now needs approval from the House of Representatives.


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