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House Meeting: Shutdown Reprieve and Shutdown Problem

house meeting: The measure passed the House 235-193, mostly along party lines, and breezed through the Senate on a sweeping 81-14 tally barely an hour later, according to Toronto Star. It would keep the government running through Dec. 22, when another, and more difficult, shutdown problem awaits. The shutdown reprieve came as all sides issued optimistic takes on an afternoon White House meeting between top congressional leaders and U.S. President Donald Trump. The bill now heads to Trump for his signature. The trickiest topic, and a top priority for Democrats, involves protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. Read more U.S. lawmakers OK bill to make it easier to carry concealed weapons across state lines Topics at the White House session included relief from a budget freeze on the Pentagon and domestic agencies, extending a key children's health program and aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida. ( As reported in the news.