According to CNBC the Senate has the votes now to end
Armageddon the government shutdown:
BREAKING: Senators have enough votes to end government shutdown - NBC Newshttps://t.co/1UWOxRrzXz— CNBC (@CNBC) January 22, 2018
Senators have reached a bipartisan compromise deal that they believe will allow Congress to pass a short-term funding bill and end the government shutdown.
If it gets passed and signed, the funding legislation means that federal agencies will no longer be forced to shut their doors, and to furlough non-essential workers. U.S. government funding lapsed at the end of Friday.
The Senate had aimed to vote on a procedural motion to advance the spending plan at noon Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R., Ky., on Sunday night, after a day of bipartisan wrangling, moved to hold a vote at 10 p.m. ET, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D., N.Y., objected. McConnell then scheduled a cloture vote for Monday.
Once the measure clears the Senate, it would move to the House, where if it gets approved it would go to President Donald Trump’s desk.
Here’s a livestream of the Senate if you:
We’ll update you with more once it happens…
Noon procedural vote needs 60 yeas. Friday test vote on 4 wk CR was 5-49. 5 GOP noes including McConnell so he could recall the vote (which is what is happenings today). At least 2 GOP noes, Graham/Flake to be yeas. including McConnell, that means they need additional 6 Dems— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 22, 2018
5 Dem yeas on Friday test vote: Donnelly, Heitkamp, Manchin, Jones, McCaskill. Unclear if they can coax 6 Dems to come along. Look at Tester, Smith, Casey, Baldwin, Coons, Brown. GOPers Lee/Paul were noes Friday— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 22, 2018
GOP AZ Sen Flake on if they have the votes: “We think there are”— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 22, 2018
Dem FL Sen Nelson now indicating he will vote yes at noon. Need 4 more Dems and/or Lee/Paul— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 22, 2018
Dem VA Sens Warner/Kaine say they are yeas now. This vote is going to be right on the edge. Who will be 60? Will they get there?— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 22, 2018
On Senate floor, @SenSchumer announces "we will vote today to reopen the Government." Part of the deal, if no action on DACA during 3-week funding period, the Senate will proceed to DACA immediately thereafter. pic.twitter.com/z3RxPD6IWA— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 22, 2018
"In a few hours the Government will be open," says Schumer.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 22, 2018
.@SenSchumer on floor says Democrats will provide GOP the votes to re-open government with understanding that if no DACA deal by Feb. 8, Senate "will immediately proceed to consideration of legislation to deal with DACA"— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) January 22, 2018
McConnell: “I think if we’ve learned anything during this process it’s that a strategy to shut down the government over the issue of illegal immigration is something the American people didn’t understand.”— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 22, 2018
Looks like they are indeed going to have the votes to end the shutdown in the Senate…
Dem YES Vote on Cloture:— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 22, 2018
They do have the votes…
BREAKING: More than enough senators have voted to advance bill ending government shutdown, vote still underway.— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) January 22, 2018
Agreement in Senate: gov’t will re-open and Senate will work on big bill: to lift defense/non-defense spending caps; disaster aid; and on immigration/border/DACA. AND If no agreement by February 8, the Senate proceeds to vote on immigration legislation with an amendment process— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 22, 2018
This means Gang of 6 (Graham & Durbin et al) can offer their bill, others can offer theirs. Whatever passes, passes. GOP notes: there are NO promises of an outcome or on what the House will do or what President Trump will sign.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 22, 2018
The house has joined in and passed the bill – it will go now to Trump’s desk for signature.
BREAKING: Congress votes to reopen government as House follows Senate in approving bill; Trump's quick signature expected.— The Associated Press (@AP) January 22, 2018
BREAKING: House joins Senate in passing measure to fund government through Feb. 8, sends to White House for Trump's signature pic.twitter.com/riJrLTq0Lq— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) January 22, 2018
#BREAKING Shutdown over. House aligns with Senate. Approves 3-week spending bill to re-open the government— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 22, 2018
Vote was 266 to 150. 45 Democratic yeas. There were 6 GOP noes.