Republican members of the House of Representatives joined Democrats to pass legislation to fund the government on Thursday night, which, if passed by the Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, would end the partial government shutdown.
House Joint Resolution 1 and House Resolution 21 — neither of which includes funding for Trump’s desired wall along the US-Mexico border — were passed largely along party lines. All 234 members of the Democratic majority voted in favor, while many GOP lawmakers voted against the measures, which were nearly identical to the Senate’s stopgap measure passed in December, ahead of the shutdown.
However, there were a handful of Republicans who broke with Trump and voted with the Democrats to reopen the government. Trump said prior to the shutdown and the holiday recess that he would not sign a bill to fund the government if it didn’t contain $5 billion in funding for a border wall.
Five Republicans voted for H.J. Res. 1, which makes “further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, and for other purposes.” (It funds the DHS until February 8, according to CNN reporter Manu Raju.)
Seven members of the GOP voted for H.R. 21, which makes “appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and for other purposes,” funding the other government agencies impacted by the partial shutdown.