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By a vote of 231-188 on Dec. 21 (before the previous extension deadline of midnight on Dec. 22), the House passed the Senate amendment to H.R. 1370 extending Continuing Appropriations for government services and programs to Jan. 19.

Upon passage, H.R. 1370 was sent immediately to the Senate, where it passed by a vote of 66-32. The bill was presented to the president and on Friday, Dec. 22, he signed the measure into law.

This action extends government operations and programs until Jan. 19, including vital immigration programs such as EB-5, Conrad 30, E-Verify, and Religious Workers.