US House passes bills that would end government shutdown, without wall funds

The U.S. House of Representatives, where Democrats now hold a majority, approved legislation on Thursday to end a partial government shutdown that began nearly two weeks ago at several federal agencies and fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 8th. Under the bills, the departments of State, Commerce, Agriculture, Labor, Treasury and other agencies would be funded through September 30th, the end of the current fiscal year.