and thus mostly to save their butts again and after backing off on the president demands for his wall money and also his threat to defend the health care act or remove parts of it but mostly to save their butts the repubs manage to makes sure a short gap spending bill to keep the lights on at least for the week. passed after dems blocked one due to trump and co trying to sneak in a attack on the health care act and funding the wall. government still fucntioning at least for a week.