WASHINGTON D.C. (WOIO) - Senate Democrats gave up Monday and voted 81-18 to break the filibuster and reopen the government.
Lawmakers went to work Sunday on day two of the federal government shutdown looking for a way to end it.
The vote passed a short-term spending package that would fund the government through February 8, in exchange Democrats were promised the issue of young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, would be addressed.
Leaders on both sides blamed the other while a group of moderate Republicans and Democrats tried to come up with a compromise they could support.
Before the government can reopen, the House must approve the measure that the Senate passed.