Senate Fails to Advance Continuing Resolution as the Government Shuts Down >>

January 20th, 2018

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.

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