senate: The measure needed 60 votes, and Democrats provided 33 of the 81 it got, according to The Chronicle Herald. Eighteen senators, including members of both parties, were opposed. Senate Republican leader McConnell's commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant Dreamers was contingent on Democrats providing enough votes now for a stopgap spending measure lasting a little less than three weeks. Before the government can reopen the Senate must vote on final passage, the House must approve in turn, and President Donald Trump must sign the measure. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer lent his backing to the agreement during a speech on the chamber's floor. Democrats climbed onboard after two days of negotiations that ended with new reassurances from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the Senate would consider immigration proposals in the coming weeks. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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