House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to the crowd at an economic forum, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Columbia, S.C.
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to the crowd at an economic forum, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Sean Rayford AP
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks to the crowd at an economic forum, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Columbia, S.C. Sean Rayford AP

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    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.