Senate Leader Mitch McConnell Blocks Vote on Bill to Fund Government

HeadlineJan 11, 2019

On Capitol Hill, there are no signs that lawmakers will resolve the government shutdown anytime soon. After eight House Republicans joined Democrats in approving a spending bill that would reopen the Treasury Department while funding the IRS as tax season gets underway, Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to schedule a vote Thursday on a companion bill, calling it a “political stunt.”

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