“Bipartisan” Deal Flounders As McConnell Calls For Afternoon Votex

Monday, January 22, 2018
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Mon, 01/22/2018

Update 2: The group of senators working on a bipartisan deal are pushing McConnell to reschedule the 12 pm ET vote…

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Update: White House legislative Director Marc Short told Fox Business News that he was “not sure the Senate will have the 60 votes it needs today.”

A ‘bipartisan’ plan to rally votes for Mitch McConnell’s three-week stopgap plan is gaining momentum with more than 20 senators voicing their support for the measure and Mitch McConnell tentatively embracing it as one alternative to reopen the government. But while the whip count still shows that McConnell’s three-week extension doesn’t have the votes to pass, the majority leader is still planning on holding a key vote at noon Monday.

The vote was initially expected to be held early this morning at around 1 am, but was rescheduled late last night. McConnell said if there isn’t a bipartisan deal before Feb. 8, he wouldn’t wait for the White House to sign off before moving an immigration deal to the floor for a vote.

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