Sen. Mitch McConnell Blocks Another Vote to End Government Shutdown

HeadlineJan 16, 2019

On Capitol Hill, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a Senate vote Tuesday on a House-approved bill to reopen the federal government. It was the second time McConnell blocked a vote on ending the shutdown. Meanwhile, President Trump invited a handful of rank-and-file Democrats to the White House for a “working lunch” aimed at winning support for Trump’s border wall, but not a single Democrat showed up.

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