US Senate Postpones Vote On Ending Shutdown To Today Noon

The postponement to mid-day Monday means the United States will begin this upcoming work week with much of the federal government shuttered.

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US Senate Postpones Vote On Ending Shutdown To Today Noon

Due to the shutdown, over thousands of federal employees are set to stay home without pay


Washington:  The US Senate adjourned late Sunday without reaching a deal on re-opening government, as the Republican leadership postponed a vote on ending the shutdown until today noon.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had sought to move up a 1:00 am (0600 GMT) Monday vote to 10:00 pm Sunday night, but top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer objected. He said that despite continuing negotiations, "we have yet to reach agreement on a path forward that will be acceptable for both sides."

The postponement to mid-day Monday means the United States will begin its upcoming work week with much of the federal government shuttered.

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