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The Democratic leadership on Friday failed to pick up any additional Republican votes on a spending bill to open the Department of Interior and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Only 10 Republicans voted for the measure, leaving the final vote tally at 240-179. The vote is the latest sign that Republicans are digging in their heels to oppose any new spending bills that don’t include adequate funds for President Trump’s border wall.
The article goes on to state the following:
On Thursday, 12 Republicans voted for a bill to reopen the Department of Transportation, and 10 voted to reopen the Department of Agriculture. Democrats are calling up the bills in the hopes of putting pressure on GOP lawmakers to start voting for the bills as the shutdown continues.
Dems fail to win over more Republicans in push to open government https://t.co/zPyxwiOG1I
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 11, 2019
The House voted 240-179 to pass Interior-Environment spending bill Friday, with 10 Republicans voting in support of Democratic-drafted bill https://t.co/A8PerqW67Q
— Roll Call (@rollcall) January 11, 2019
In an alternate universe where Republicans still held the House, the government would be open, federal workers would have their paychecks, and Border Patrol would have the funding and tools they need.
Just something to think about.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 11, 2019
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