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No Deal Reached, as Moderates Search for Shutdown Solution

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(Worthy News) - Restive Senate moderates in both parties searched for a solution to a partisan stalemate as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the federal government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home Monday.

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill said they were pursuing a deal to end the rare closure, prompted Friday by a messy tussle over immigration and spending. There were no indications that a firm agreement had been reached, or that leaders of either party or the White House were on board. A stopgap spending measure was slated for a vote on Monday after midnight, but Democrats have so far refused to go along with the temporary fix.

Republicans have appeared increasingly confident that Democrats were bearing the brunt of criticism for the shutdown and that they would ultimately buckle. The White House and GOP leaders said they would not negotiate with Democrats on immigration until the government is reopened. [ Source: CBN News (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “No Deal Reached, as Moderates Search for Shutdown Solution

  1. The budget does not have to be passed in one mega bill. Given its complexity, it should be passed one part at a time. If some aspect of the gov't is essential then Republicans and Democrats can agree on it and pass it. If they cannot agree on funding other parts of the gov't, those parts are probably not essential. Passing the budget piecemeal should drastically reduce the size of the Federal gov't.

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