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Democrat majority House votes to end shutdown, no clarity on funds for Wall

The votes were along party lines as almost all House Republicans stood by Trump

US President Donald Trump after announcing his decision that the US will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House 	PHOTO:REUTERS/file

The new House Democratic majority voted on Thursday to end the partial government shutdown but brought Congress no closer to resolving the impasse over President Donald Trump’s demand to pay for a border wall. The president and Senate Republicans oppose the Democrats’ plan, and the next effort to reopen the closed agencies will come when leaders of both parties meet with Trump at the White House Friday morning. Republican Representative Mark Meadows of North Carolina, a close confidant of Trump and chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, predicted that ...