January 23, 2019
The U.S. Senate is set to vote on two bills that could reopen the government as both leaders in the Senate agreed to push forward on votes Tuesday afternoon.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to put President Donald Trump’s bill and the Democratic proposal, which the House already passed, up for vote on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon. Border security continues to be a contentious issue between the two parties.
Both of these bills could potentially reopen the government immediately. However, the bills would need 60 “yes” votes in order to pass, which is unlikely at this point as neither party has the bipartisan support needed.
This article was posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:37 am