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Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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This afternoon, three days after the government officially shut down at midnight of Friday (Jan. 19, 2018), the Senate voted with an outcome of 81-18 on a short term spending bill to reopen the government and fund it for the next three weeks, through Feb. 8, 2018. The bill is heading toward the House, and then to be signed by President Donald Trump in order for it to become the law. The two Republicans, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah joined 16 Democrats to vote against the bill. Each day of the government shutdown is costing $900 million+.
Be sure to view the video below that explains “The key change that convinced Democrats to strike a shutdown deal“.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the first Senate Democrat to embrace the strategy of rejecting any bill that didn’t include protections for DACA recipients, said it was “foolhardy” to believe McConnell made “any commitment whatsoever.” “Listen, I’m disappointed with a conversation that suggests a false choice: You either fund the government or you take care of these DACA kids,” Harris said. “We can do both.” Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, joined Harris among the 18 “no” votes. Senator Dianne Feinstein of California also said she was disappointed with the deal. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon also objected to the deal, believing that the party was giving up too much and would lose support from progressive groups. “My concern with the three-week extension adopted today is that the Republican leadership will fail to negotiate for 15 of the next 17 days,” Merkley said in a statement. “Leader McConnell’s track record of keeping his ‘commitments’ is thin at best.”
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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