Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., walks down the House steps as he leaves the Capitol. Meadows heads the conservative Republican Study Committee.
Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., walks down the House steps as he leaves the Capitol. Meadows heads the conservative Republican Study Committee. Bill Clark AP
Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., walks down the House steps as he leaves the Capitol. Meadows heads the conservative Republican Study Committee. Bill Clark 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.