Senate Fails to Advance Continuing Resolution as the Government Shuts Down

Senate Fails to Advance Continuing Resolution as the Government Shuts Down

The Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the Continuing Resolution (CR) last night in a cloture vote. Senate Democrats were joined by a few Republicans in opposing the bill in an effort to force continued negotiations on resolving DACA and other spending issues. Democrats have proposed a 4 or 5 day CR in order to finish negotiations on these issues, but there is no indication yet that Republicans will bring a shorter term CR to the floor for consideration.

In doing so, the federal government shut down last night at midnight. However, it is clear that negotiations are continuing between Democrats and Republicans, and that some path forward on a CR is being considered.

January 17th, 2018 – Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on Agribusiness in Indian Country

January 17th, 2018 – Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on Agribusiness in Indian Country

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (Committee) has scheduled an oversight hearing to take place on Wednesday, January 17th titled, “Breaking New Ground in Agribusiness Opportunities in Indian Country”. The hearing will take place at 2:30 p.m. EST in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Witnesses for live testimony are by invitation only, and a list will be posted on the Committee’s website once confirmed. The record will be open for two weeks following the hearing for written comments and a webcast of this hearing will be available on the scheduled hearing date on the Committee website. For more information about the hearing or the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, please visit: http://www.indian.senate.gov/.