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Senate Session - January 8, 2019

On day 18 of a government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for a U.S-Mexico border wall, the Senate blocked the advancement of the Middle East policy bill, the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act, by a 56-44 vote. Most Democrats voted against the measure in protest of inaction on bills to fund the government. Several Democratic senators spoke about the effects of the shutdown on federal workers and communities that rely on government programs.

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    116th Congress - Senate
    Total Hours: 1117 (After 417 days)
    • Debate360 Hours
    • Quorum Calls221 Hours
    • Votes228 Hours

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