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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, center, speaks during a news conference before a vote on ending the government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Pelosi was elected speaker of the House of Representatives in a triumphant return to the post Thursday, pledging to reach across the aisle to Republicans and make transparency the "order of the day" as Democrats took power. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

House passes plan to re-open government without funding border wall

House Democrats have approved a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump’s promised border wall.

WATCH: House votes on plan to end partial shutdown

The largely party-line votes by the new Democratic majority came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room to pledge a continued fight for his signature campaign promise.

The Democratic package to end the shutdown includes a bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through Feb. 8 as bipartisan talks continue. It was approved, 239-192.

Democrats also approved, 241-190, a separate measure funding the Agriculture, Interior and other departments through Sept. 30.

The homeland security bill is virtually identical to a plan the Senate adopted by voice vote last month. The GOP-controlled House rejected the plan the next day, forcing a partial shutdown.

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