The Senate has voted 81-18 to break a Democratic filibuster on the federal spending bill, allowing the government to reopen and get back to work – for 17 days.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Monday that Democrats would vote today to reopen the government, after reaching an agreement with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that if they end their opposition to the short-term spending bill, legislation will begin to protect the Dreamers.

McConnell promised that if there is no immigration deal made by February 8, the Senate would vote to extend DACA anyway.

“We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement,” Schumer said on the Senate floor, before the vote began.

Schumer declared in his speech Monday, “President Trump’s unwillingness to compromise caused the Trump shutdown.”

The pact between Democrats and Republicans agrees to fully fund the government through February 8, including a six-year extension on the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Schumer, who has changed his profile pictures on Twitter to a statement that declares, “I stand with DREAMERS,” shot out a series of Twitter posts afterward, announcing the vote, and said, “I expect @SenateMajLdr to fulfill his commitment to the Senate & abide by this agreement. If he does not honor our agreement, he will have breached the trust of not only the Democratic Senators but the members of his own party as well.”

“The GOP Majority now has 17 days to prevent #Dreamers from being deported. In every possible way, urge your Senators to vote yes on our bipartisan compromise to #ProtectDreamers when it comes to the floor.

“Soon, the govt will reopen, and we have a lot to do:
• Write a budget
• Address health care, veterans, disaster relief, pensions & the opioid epidemic.”

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