Senate To Vote Monday Afternoon On Reopening Government

Senate To Vote Monday Afternoon On Reopening GovernmentWith no deal made Sunday night, the Senate adjourned and will vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government for at least three weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wanted to hold a vote at 10 p.m. Sunday, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) objected, saying there still wasn’t a plan in place that works for Democrats and Republicans. The government shut down at midnight Friday after McConnell was unable to get the 60 votes necessary for a bill to keep the government open for a month. On Monday, only federal employees deemed essential will show up to work, and several services will be unavailable.