Dems have come to their senses: Trump

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 05:09 IST

Washington D.C [USA], Jan 23 (ANI): The United States President Donald Trump on Monday welcomed the end of the three-day government shutdown and took a jibe at the Democrats, saying that they had 'come to their senses'.

"I am pleased that Dems in Congress have come to their senses," Trump said in a statement.

The US President added that he was ready to make a deal with the Democrats on immigration only if it was "good" for the country. He maintained that his priority now was to solve the problem of illegal immigration, the Hill reported.

Earlier, the Senate voted on Monday noon to reopen the Government, ending a three-day standoff that left federal agencies and thousands of people affected.

The Democrats and Republicans earlier agreed to pass a short-term spending bill of at least three weeks to allow the funding of the government until February 8. The final vote stood at 81-18.

The three-week funding bill still needs to pass on a final up-or-down vote, but it is now a formality. The House is expected to approve the bill soon.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to allow a new immigration bill to be passed by next month.

For the unversed, earlier, the Democrats and the Republicans reached on a deal to take up an immigration bill that would protect an estimated 8,00,000 people from deportation.

McConnell attempted to schedule the vote late on Sunday night that would end the shutdown, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer objected to it since the Republicans and Democrats were yet to reach an agreement.

McConnell said that the Congress must stop victimising the American people and get back to work soon.

The House and Senate lawmakers met throughout the day on Sunday to end the government shutdown with both chambers hoping to strike a deal on spending and immigration that would reopen federal agencies soon. (ANI)