GOP Senator Blames Trump Aide for Impasse

Government shutdown stretches into Monday
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2018 4:52 AM CST
Updated Jan 22, 2018 6:21 AM CST

(Newser) – A deal to end the government shutdown before the beginning of the workweek failed Sunday night, meaning the first shutdown since 2013 will stretch into Monday—and possibly much longer. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Sunday night that a vote on a deal to fund the government through Feb. 8 will be held at noon on Monday, though it's not expected to pass unless McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer move closer to agreement on an immigration deal, Politico reports. "We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides," Schumer said at 9pm Sunday. In other developments:

  • Miller blamed. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham blamed White House aide Stephen Miller, a hard-liner on immigration issues, for the continuing impasse, the Hill reports. "Every time we have a proposal, it is only yanked back by staff members. As long as Stephen Miller is in charge of negotiating immigration, we're going nowhere," Graham said before a bipartisan meeting Sunday night.

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