The government shutdown is over

By Meg Wagner, Veronica Rocha and Amanda Wills, CNN
10:01 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019
10:01 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

JUST IN: President Trump signs measure to reopen the government

The longest ever shutdown of the U.S. government is over.

President Trump tonight signed the continuing resolution that provides funding until Feb. 15. 

The bill was signed in private tonight, without reporters present.

9:18 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

Where the shutdown stands now

Both the Senate and the House approved a measure to temporarily reopen the federal government. The plan — which President Trump announced earlier today — will fund the government through Feb. 15.

What happens now: The measure is heading to Trump's desk for his signature. Once it is signed, it will put an end to the longest government shutdown in US history.

You can follow the latest on the government shutdown here.

8:16 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

Trump insists "this was in no way a concession"

From CNN's Liz Stark

President Trump tonight is trying to push back on the way today’s agreement to reopen the government is being portrayed.

He tweeted moments ago:

“I wish people would read or listen to my words on the Border Wall. This was in no way a concession. It was taking care of millions of people who were getting badly hurt by the Shutdown with the understanding that in 21 days, if no deal is done, it’s off to the races!”

 

7:02 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

House votes to reopen the government

From CNN's Phil Mattingly

The House of Representatives just passed a continuing resolution to fund the government until Feb. 15.

The measure was passed by the Senate earlier today. Now, it heads to President Trump's desk for his signature.

6:01 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

This is the role Nancy Pelosi played in reopening the government

From CNN's Liz Landers 

Over the past few days, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been in “constant contact” with Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer as he had discussions with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on a path forward, according to a senior Democratic aide. The two regularly consulted as those discussions proceeded.

Throughout this shutdown, Pelosi made clear that the first step would be to reopen government and only then conduct negotiation. This aide says it was “a position the President finally embraced today.”

This aide pointed to the 11 votes to reopen government since the Democrats took control on Jan. 3 as a key part of the strategy by Pelosi. To do so many appropriations votes — starting with the individual Senate Republican bills — ultimately led to “unsustainable pressure on Senate Republicans.”

5:25 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

McConnell told Trump he didn't know if GOP could keep holding the line

From CNN's Manu Raju

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke with President Trump twice on Thursday — and Trump made the decision late Thursday that he wanted the shutdown to end, per a person familiar with their conversations

The first call came after a contentious Senate GOP lunch where Republican senators vented frustration at Vice President Mike Pence about the lack of strategy to get out of the shutdown. McConnell told Trump that it was unclear how much longer he could get GOP senators to hold the line — especially if there were another round of votes to end the shutdown.

A few hours later, Trump called McConnell back with a new perspective: Trump made clear he wanted the shutdown to end, which led to the deal that was approved by Congress Friday.

What's unclear, according to the source, is what exactly got Trump to change his mind in the intervening hours between their two phone calls.

5:14 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

Up next: The House will vote on the plan at 6:30 p.m. ET

From CNN's Ashley Killough 

The House will vote at 6:30 p.m. ET on the continuing resolution to end the government shutdown, a Democratic aide tells CNN.

They'll also be voting on a Department of Homeland Security bill. Both are expected to pass with unanimous consent. 

After that, the resolution to fund the government will head to President Trump's desk for his signature.

4:57 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

McConnell: “Well, we got the government open today”

From CNN's Liz Landers  

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell flashed a quick smile at reporters as he walked off the floor to his office moments ago after the Senate passed a bill to reopen the government.

When asked if anything good came out of this episode, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell said:

“Well, we got the government open today.”

Another reporter asked what finally ended the impasse — and specifically asked if it was the airport chaos we started to see materialize today.

“You’d have to ask the President. This was his proposal that we took up and passed.”

4:43 p.m. ET, January 25, 2019

JUST IN: The Senate passes resolution to reopen the government

From CNN's Phil Mattingly and Liz Landers

The US Senate just passed the three-week continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 15. The vote was by voice vote.

The House still needs to pass the measure before President Trump can sign it.