The United States Senate will vote at noon on Monday to try and reach the votes needed to reopen the government reports Reuters. Senate leaders canceled a planned 1:00 am vote. Instead, it is expected that the vote at noon will be reopen the government until at least February 8th.
“It would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address DACA, border security and related issues. It is also my intention to take up legislation on increased defense spending, disaster relief and other important matters,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the Senate floor.
Here a few good tweets explaining the current situation:
Where things stand— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 22, 2018
-No deal as of late Sun
-Senate comes back 10am Mon
-Vote noon Mon. on CR till Feb. 8
-Flake now a “yes” on that
-McConnell signals he’s open to an imm. vote
-Dems not ready to cut a deal, but not walking away
McConnell moves to vote to reopen the government at 10pm. Schumer objects. Vote has been moved to noon tomorrow, rather than 1am, as originally scheduled.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) January 22, 2018
Supporting notion that shifting 1a vote to Noon Monday indicates deal is attainable: McConnell/Schumer floor remarks were short and generally absent political grandstanding and attacks. Theoretically, a positive sign.— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) January 22, 2018
The federal government has been shutdown since 12:01 am Saturday after Democrats refused to vote for any bill that did not address DACA recipients.