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Border Security Shutdown Fight Moves to the Senate

Unable to wear down President Trump from his border wall funding demands, Democratic lawmakers are now holding both chambers of the legislative branch hostage to their open borders agenda, beginning a “blockade” of all legislation in the Senate except for their “compromise” funding legislation. Democrats argue that their first order of business is reopening the government yet refuse any serious discussion about securing the border. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) responded that there is no point in voting on the Democrats’ half measures because President Trump has already refused to sign them. Read more…

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Senate Democrats on Thursday began a “blockade” of all legislation after Senate Republicans refused to consider two House-passed bills that would fund partially shut down government agencies without money for a border wall.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Thursday morning blocked the two bills that were introduced by the two Democratic senators from Maryland, where thousands of federal government workers reside. Democrats made it clear afterward that they wouldn’t agree to take up any bills other than those to reopen the government.

“It’s my commitment to my federal workers and our country that the first order of business here should be the reopening of government,” said Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.

Democrats this week already blocked work on a pro-Israel bill, and they have suggested they will filibuster all bills other than spending bills for the nine federal agencies subject to the partial shutdown.

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