Weekend Talks Fail to End Government Shutdown

first_imgNegotiations among Senate leaders since the government partially shut down Saturday failed to strike a compromise over a continuing resolution needed to reopen the government. Lawmakers appeared to make some progress, however, and talks are expected to continue ahead of a procedural vote Monday on a stopgap that would run through Feb. 8, reported CQ. “We have had several conversations. Talks will continue, but we have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable to both sides,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Sunday night.Talks have centered around a proposal to extend government funding for three weeks in return for a commitment to bring an immigration bill addressing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and border security to the Senate floor, but the two sides have not yet found a viable way to carry that out. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

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