House passes bill to temporarily fund DHS

House passes bill to temporarily fund DHS
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The House on Thursday passed a Democratic-backed bill to provide funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 28.

The bill passed in a 231-180 vote, with five Republicans joining Democrats in voting for the measure. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot Coast Guard lieutenant arrested, accused of planning domestic terrorism Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon MORE (N.Y.) was the lone Democrat to vote against it. The bill is not expected to see any movement in the upper chamber.

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The legislation — introduced by House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman-designate Lucille Roybal-AllardLucille Roybal-AllardHow the border deal came together Left flexes muscle in immigration talks Negotiators poised to meet for shutdown talks MORE (D-Calif.) — would provide no new funding for President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE's proposed border wall. Democrats have brought up a series of clean funding bills in an attempt to place pressure on GOP lawmakers to break with the administration in their demand for funding for a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Its passage comes on the 34th day of the partial government shutdown, as negotiators continue to struggle to find a path forward to reopen the government.

Democrats have called on Republicans to reopen the government before negotiating how to best handle border security while President Trump has vowed not to sign any spending bill that doesn't include funding for the wall.

Tensions between the two parties have intensified in recent days, with Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiWhy Omar’s views are dangerous Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration Overnight Defense: Graham clashed with Pentagon chief over Syria | Talk grows that Trump will fire Coats | Coast Guard officer accused of domestic terrorism plot MORE (D-Calif.) retracting the president's invite for the State of the Union until the government has reopened. 

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed growing frustrations with the ongoing shutdown and its impact on their districts.