It looks like the government shutdown will end soon.
The Senate has 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.
Moderates from both parties pressured leaders to end the shutdown and compromise.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Democrats agreed to back the bill reopening government after he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) agreed to begin debating an immigration bill by Feb. 8.
UPDATE: It looks like the Shutdown will soon come to an end, but the measure the Senate is voting on only funds the government through February 8— Lindsey Mastis (@LindseyMastis) January 22, 2018
The Senate vote was 81-18 — well above the 60 votes needed. The Senate still must vote on final passage to send the bill to the House.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.