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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Senate schedules vote on bills that might reopen government

Posted By on Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Details are just emerging of a potential bipartisan agreement in Senate that could lead to reopening of the government, at least temporarily.

Says the New York Times:

The Senate will vote Thursday on two separate bills that would bring an immediate end to the partial government shutdown: one backed by President Trump that includes $5.7 billion for his border wall and another that would simply extend funding for shuttered agencies through Feb. 8.

The plan, a compromise between Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, and Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, offers the first hint of a path out of the partial shutdown, which is now in its fifth week and has left 800,000 federal workers without pay. The two announced it Tuesday afternoon on the Senate floor.
My guess is this is more complicated than it might appear.

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