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Senators struggle to get spending bills off ground as shutdown looms

Senators struggle to get spending bills off ground as shutdown looms

The Hill
BY JORDAIN CARNEY
09/16/19 06:00 AM EDT  2,109

Senate government funding talks are off to a rough start with 10 working days to go until the shutdown deadline.

The impasse is throwing into question if senators will be able to get any of the fiscal 2020 bills through the chamber this month, a setback for Republicans who wanted to clear a major package before October.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said he still wants to bring bills to the Senate floor for a vote but warned that lawmakers need to “negotiate the terrain.” FULL ARTICLE

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