Ten House Republicans vote to reopen national parks, EPA
The House passed a spending bill Friday to reopen the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency and other shuttered federal offices, with 10 Republicans voting for the measure. It was the latest effort by the Democratic-controlled House to open agencies back up amid a three-week-long partial government shutdown. A handful of Republicans have also joined Democrats to reopen agencies including the Internal Revenue Service and departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. The White House has threatened a veto of the legislation and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won't bring such bills to the floor unless President Donald Trump supports them. The bill approved Friday would reopen national parks as well as Smithsonian Institution museums. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.