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Senate spending talks go off the rails as soon as they begin
« on: September 10, 2019, 08:19:01 PM »
Senate spending talks go off the rails as soon as they begin
By Niv Elis and Jordain Carney - 09/10/19 05:56 PM EDT

Senate negotiations to fund the government descended into chaos on Tuesday, underscoring the fight awaiting lawmakers as they try to prevent a shutdown.

The talks snagged almost immediately after they started amid deep disagreements over abortion and funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, among other issues.

Both sides are swapping accusations, with Republicans saying Democrats are violating the spirit of the two-year budget deal and Trump effectively throwing a grenade into the talks with his plan to raid military construction funds to build the wall.

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Re: Senate spending talks go off the rails as soon as they begin
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 08:49:33 PM »
Let's just cut to the chase. Unless the Senate gives up the 60 vote cloture rule, very little is ever going to get done.

And McConnell won't do that. He is obsessed with Senate tradition and isn't going to give in on that.
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