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.