Saving the ‘Dreamers’ from deportation is a high priority for Democrats, but Republican and Democratic lawmakers have struggled to reach a bipartisan deal.
With lawmakers eager to begin a holiday recess until January 3, the House of Representatives and Senate scurried to pass the hastily written bill by votes of 231-188 and 66-32, respectively.
During the campaign Trump had denigrated the senator’s military service, which included many years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.
If this deal passes congress and the president signs it into law it would mark the first significant bipartisan legislation since Trump took office.
The stopgap bill, which will keep the government funded till September, was passed by the House and prevented a shutdown on Trump’s 100th day in office.
Under US law, presidents cannot direct wiretapping. The federal government can ask a court to authorise the action, but it must provide a justification.
Only two Republican Senators and two independents supported the Democrats in their opposition to DeVos’ nomination for education secretary.
US President-elect Donald Trump suggested that the US and Russia lay to rest the controversy over Moscow’s computer hacking of Democratic Party computers
Bossert will concentrate on domestic security issues and help craft the Trump administration’s approach to cyber security.
Trump continues to build his cabinet as he prepares to take office on January 20.
Republican leaders have demanded the investigation be made public, while Donald Trump has accused Clinton of bribing the US attorney general.