Government Shutdown Chuck Schumer

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(Meredith) -- Senate leaders will meet Thursday to vote on possible solutions to end the government shutdown.

There are two bills. One includes $5.7 billion for a border wall, and the other extends funding for government agencies through February 8. The plan is reportedly a compromise between Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

“People are saying isn’t there a way out of this mess, isn’t there a way to relieve the burden on the 800,000 federal workers not getting paid, isn’t there a way to get government services open first and debate what we should do for border security later? Well, now there’s a way,” Schumer said.

An estimated 800,000 federal workers are expected to miss another paycheck on Friday.

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"“People are saying isn’t there a way out of this mess, isn’t there a way to relieve the burden on the 800,000 federal workers not getting paid...."? Yes there is Schumer, you and Nancy should stop your childish games and do what the country wants, the wall! Then resign!

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