by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/24/19, 05:32 pm
WASHINGTON—The Senate rejected competing Democratic and Republican bills to end the 34-day partial government shutdown Thursday, the day before 800,000 federal workers are set to miss another paycheck. The Senate first voted 50-47 for a plan back by President Donald Trump that included $5.7 billion for funding a southern border wall. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., supported that bill, but it didn’t receive the necessary 60 votes for a budget bill to advance. The Democratic proposal won over six Republicans—Sens.