Senate to Vote on Democratic Supported Bill to Re-Open Government – Temporarily

The U.S. Senate will vote Thursday on a bipartisan bill that would – temporarily – re-open the federal government. It is the first sign of any possible break in the Republican shutdown of the government, now in its 32nd day.

The New York Times reports the Senate will actually vote on two bills. The first, a bill to reopen the government that includes President Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to build a portion of his campaign promised-wall on the southern border.

The second, a bipartisan bill supported by Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, would simply re-open and fund the government through February 8, allowing both sides time to negotiate further.

While the first of the two bills seems to have no chance of passage, the Democratic one might because it would, presumably, allow President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address in Congress.


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