Shutdown end in sight as senators announce agreement

WASHINGTON — Democrats lined up behind a plan to reopen the federal government Monday as the Senate began a key vote.

Senators predicted a proposal to fund the government until Feb. 8 would move forward, overcoming a Democratic filibuster and clearing the way for an end to the three-day shutdown.

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...

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