Published January 21, 2018
WASHINGTON – Speaking shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday night on the Senate floor, Senate leaders discussed the federal government shutdown. Entering its third day on Monday at midnight, it was hoped that a vote could be taken on Sunday night to reopen the government. However, no agreement has been reached, according to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York).
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) called for a vote to take place Monday at noon – EST.
Earlier in the day, McConnell and Schumer met for 90-minutes. The two leaders discussed a proposal that would reopen the government through February 8, 2018 and McConnell would commit on the Senate floor to hold an immigration vote before then.
After the Senate leaders spoke, the Senate was adjourned until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. – EST.