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Senate rejects rival plans for ending shutdown; talks start

 

January 25, 2019

J. Scott Applewhite – Associated Press

The Capitol at sunset after the Senate on Thursday rejected competing Democratic and Republican proposals for ending the partial government shutdown.

WASHINGTON - A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, but the twin setbacks prompted a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it's inflicting around the country.

In the first serious exchange in weeks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., quickly called Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to his office to explore potential next steps for solving the vitriolic stalemate. Senators from both sides floated a plan to reopen agencies for three weeks and pay hundreds of thousands of beleaguered federal workers while bargainers hunt for a deal.

http://www.startribune.com/votes-on-senate-bills-seen-as-progress-even-if-they-fail/504790152/

 

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