In this March 21, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cornyn is on a short list of candidates who could become FBI director under President Donald Trump.
In this March 21, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cornyn is on a short list of candidates who could become FBI director under President Donald Trump. Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP
In this March 21, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cornyn is on a short list of candidates who could become FBI director under President Donald Trump. Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

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  • Senate votes to fund government through Feb. 8

    On Monday, The Senate advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation. The shutdown began Saturday after Democrats derailed a Republican measure that would have kept government open until Feb. 16. Democrats wanted to pressure the GOP to cut a deal protecting young immigrants from deportation and boosting federal spending.