Senate vote on track to fail: Government set to shut down at midnight

WASHINGTON — A key Senate vote on a plan to avert a government shutdown is on track to fail Friday night, leaving congressional leaders scrambling to find enough support for a plan to keep the federal government open ahead of a midnight deadline.

Sixty votes were needed to advance the bill. Republicans only control 51 seats, so GOP leaders needed Democratic votes to cross that threshold. As of 11 p.m. ET, the vote was still technically ongoing but enough senators had voted against the plan...

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