Barrasso Urges Compromise on Shutdown
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 24, 2019
The United States Senate is set to hold a pair of test votes on competing proposals to reopen the government today, and both are expected to fail.
According to national media outlets, there is no clear consensus between Democrats and Republicans over how to end the longest shutdown in US history. A Republican-backed proposal would allocate $5.7 billion for the proposed border wall, while another vote will take up a Democratic-backed proposal that would temporarily reopen shuttered government agencies without providing any money for a wall.
Neither measure is expected to receive the 60 votes needed to advance in the Senate.
Wyoming Senator John Barrasso spoke yesterday on the Senate floor about the proposals to reopen the government and secure our nation’s southern border. He pointed out that in the past, high-ranking Democrats have supported the idea of a border wall.
Barrasso urged his fellow senators to come to a compromise.
The government shutdown is now in its fifth week.