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House passes measure to fund government and end shutdown

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gestures to reporters after lawmakers struck a deal to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term measure on Monday to fund the federal government through Feb. 8 and end a three-day government shutdown.

By a 266-150 vote, the Republican-led House quickly followed the Senate and approved the stopgap bill, which includes a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but not protections for "Dreamer" immigrants sought by Democrats.

The funding measure will now go to President Donald Trump, who has said he will sign it into law, ending the government shutdown.

(Reporting by Amanda Becker; Editing by Peter Cooney)