House to vote to end shutdown

U.S. Capitol seen in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (WTOP/Dave Dildine)
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are inching closer to ending the government shutdown.

The Senate passed a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.

The House must also pass the measure in order for the federal government to reopen.

A vote is to begin shortly.

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