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  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
  • EFFORT TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT BLOCKED OVER LACK OF FUNDS FOR FLINT - September 28, 2016
  • Democrats block CR over Flint water crisis 

    By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press

    The Senate on Tuesday stumbled over a must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Democrats, demanding money so Flint, Michigan, can address its lead-contaminated water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure, as did a dozen of the Senate's most conservative members. 

    The 45-55 vote stalls the stopgap funding bill — for now at least — and is exasperating top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who made several concessions to Democrats in weeks of negotiations over the measure. 

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