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US Senate postpones vote on ending shutdown to noon Monday

The postponement to mid-day Monday means the United States will begin its upcoming work week with much of the federal government shuttered.

world Updated: Jan 22, 2018 23:20 IST
Pro DACA supporters protest outside the Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Pro DACA supporters protest outside the Capitol Hill on January 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. (AFP Photo)

The US Senate adjourned late Sunday without reaching a deal on re-opening government, as the Republican leadership postponed a vote on ending the shutdown until noon on Monday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had sought to move up a 1:00 am Monday vote to 10:00 pm Sunday night, but top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer objected. He said that despite continuing negotiations, “we have yet to reach agreement on a path forward that will be acceptable for both sides.”

The postponement to mid-day Monday means the United States will begin its upcoming work week with much of the federal government shuttered.