The House approved the bill, 266-150, hours after the Senate backed it, 81-18. Earlier Monday, McConnell raised hopes for a quick end to the shutdown, saying "I hope and intend" to reach agreement soon on immigration and other contentious issues - if the Democrats agreed to the stopgap spending measure lasting a little less than three weeks.
An Asia-Pacific trade pact that US President Donald Trump ditched past year is expected to be signed in March. The revival of the Trans-Pacific Partnership looks complete, with an 11 country deal to be signed in March. "Signing another free-trade agreement is not a panacea", said Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters president Dennis Darby, who was optimistic about the agreement.
The bulk of the snow wasn't expected until late afternoon into evening today. "The transition to snow will occur from northeast Nebraska through eastern Nebraska during the morning, with snow amounts totaling more than 10" in the Norfolk area, to around 2" near and southeast of Interstate 80 .
Thousands of federal employees who had been placed on temporary, unpaid leave since Saturday breathed a sigh of relief. The House will need to vote on the funding measure for it to go to President Donald Trump to sign. Other groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union expressed disappointment and shared similar criticism. Cornyn dismissed the focus on paying for border wall, saying that Democrats "are obsessed with that topic".
The bill was raised by the representative Diosdado Cabello, number two in the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). Venezuela is set to hold a new presidential election by April 30, with President Nicolas Maduro likely to attempt to win a new six-year term over divided opposition.
The high school is cordoned off and law enforcement officers from multiple agencies are at the scene. The schools are still locked down. It was also unclear exactly which school the shooting took place at. Schools chief Lee Joffre said the shooter left the building immediately after opening fire. Joffre said the district is now working to reunite parents with their children.