Bills to Re-Open Government Fail in Senate

(From Reuters)

Two measures to end the partial U.S. government shutdown – one backed by Republicans and one by Democrats – fell short in the Senate on Thursday as lawmakers explored other potential compromises to end a month-long impasse with the White House. . . .

But in the hours before the votes, signs emerged that lawmakers may consider new ideas for ending the 34-day shutdown, which was triggered by Trump’s demand for money to fund his long-promised wall.

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