House votes to reopen government despite Trump veto threat

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

The House passed a short-term spending package Thursday night that would reopen eight government agencies through September and the Department of Homeland Security through February, but which does not include funding for President Trump's border wall.

Why it matters: The White House issued a statement Thursday formally threatening to veto the Democrats' proposed spending package if it passed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the Senate won't take up any House spending bill that Trump won't sign.