Mick Mulvaney

Senate sets procedural vote for noon on a short-term measure to reopen federal government

Senate sets procedural vote for noon on a short-term measure to reopen federal government

Talks will resume Monday after a bipartisan effort to reopen the federal government before the start of the workweek failed to bring about an agreement late Sunday, leaving agencies shuttered for a third day with negotiations set to continue.

With hours to go before federal workers had to decide whether to head to the office, Senate leaders were considering the framework of an agreement to open the government for three weeks in exchange for assurances the chamber would take up immigration legislation in that time.

Despite signs that lawmakers were making progress in those talks, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told colleagues gathered on the floor Sunday night that...

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