House votes to reopen Treasury, IRS

The Democratic-led House approved a bill Wednesday to reopen the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and Small Business Administration, among other federal agencies.

The chamber voted 240-188 to advance the measure, with eight Republicans bucking party lines to back the bill, which is the first of four bills expected to be brought to the floor by Democrats.

The Republicans who voted to advance the measure Wednesday included Reps. Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Will Hurd (Texas), Fred Upton (Mich.), John Katko (N.Y.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Greg Walden GREGORY (GREG) PAUL WALDENGOP commissioner on federal energy panel diesPuerto Ricans may have elected Rick Scott and other midterm surprisesGOP lawmaker pushes back on Trump drug pricing proposalMORE (Ore.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) and Herrera Beutler (Wash.).

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