Trump blames democrats for government shutdown

(Credit: AP/Evan Vucci)

The government shut down for the first time since 2013 on Friday night, and lawmakers are scrambling to reach a deal.

The shutdown happened when the Senate failed to reach 60 votes on a procedural motion to pass a stopgap bill that the House passed. The total was 50-49.  The proposal that failed would have provided funding to the government through February 16.

According to CNN, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said on Saturday that they were getting closer to reaching a...


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