Senator Mitch McConnell Tries To Reason With The Democrats and Calls For A Full Bipartisan Compromise. Did it work?
Since they’ve closed negotiations for the day without a resolve, at least as of right now, the answer is- NO. The ‘Government Shutdown’ enters the first weekday tomorrow morning the actual effects of the shutdown have yet to impact us but that will change tomorrow when ‘non-essential’ government employees go on unpaid furlough until the budget is extended or a compromise is met. President Trump has already stated if they reach an agreement he will sign off on it but the someone just isn’t playing ball, out there. Here is what McConnell is proposing.
As Reported By Joseph Weber with Fox New:
The Senate adjourned Sunday without reaching an agreement to end the government shutdown as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for both parties to “step back from the brink.”
“The shutdown should stop today,” McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor Sunday evening. “And we’ll soon have a vote that will allow us to do that.”
However, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he and McConnell “have yet to reach an agreement” on re-opening the government “that is satisfactory.”
For most of the day, a bipartisan group of approximately 18 senators huddled to craft a compromise spending plan to present to their respective leadership teams.
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Democrats are holding our Military hostage over their desire to have unchecked illegal immigration. Can’t let that happen!
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The Senate set a vote for 12 p.m. (1700 GMT) on Monday on advancing a measure that would provide temporary government funding through Feb. 8 and allow thousands of federal employees to return to work.