US Senate rejects two bills to reopen the government

  • The US Senate on Thursday rejected both bills to end the partial federal government shutdown. The Republican legislation failed by 50-47 while the democratic lost by 52-44. Both the bills needed 60 votes to pass. It's been 34 days of the shutdown with no end in sight. This has been recorded as the longest shutdown in the history of the US. 800,000 federal workers will be missing their another pay on Friday. After the end of voting, the Senate leaders of both the parties briefly discussed a new proposal for reopening federal agencies for three weeks.

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