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Senate Rejects House’s Conference Proposal

 In a 54 – 46 vote just now, the Senate rejected the House’s proposal for a conference between the two chambers to determine a compromise on the continuing resolution. House Republicans had already announced which House members would participate in the conference.

In a floor speech this morning, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell blasted the Democrats. “Senate Democrats could have passed any one of those compromises and averted this mess. Instead, they chose to shut down the government,” he said.

 “Well, it’s past time for Senate Democrats to listen to the American people,” McConnell added. “The House has already done its job to fund the government – again and again and again.”

 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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