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Saturday, January 20, 2018

McConnell, other Republicans say Dem leader could have avoided shutdown

Republican leaders blamed their Democratic counterparts after the Senate failed to pass a spending bill by midnight Friday to avert a government shutdown.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP needed 60 votes to pass a measure that would have kept the government running until mid-February, but not enough Democrats went along with the plan. The tally was 50-49, with five Democrats voting in favor of the measure and five Republicans voting against it.

“Most of the stuff we agree on. One reason we ended up here, the shoehorning of illegal immigration into this debate,” McConnell said after the vote failed, adding that the Senate would resume talks later Saturday to prevent a prolonged shutdown.



Anonymous said...

Email Shummer on his webpage. It adds up. Go to shummer shutdown and tweet.
Or do like most republicans. sit there with your hands under butt and complain and do nothing.

Anonymous said...

Democrats for Destroying America would rather let Americans suffer for illegals not hard to understand libs.

Anonymous said...

These dumbocrats don't care about the minorites in this country or about fixing immigration, they only want power. Period!

Anonymous said...

That was just for the cloture (filibuster) vote...Could Mitch have gotten enough Republicans to vote for the bill in the second place?