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McConnell decries "political theater" as Dems dismiss Trump proposal to end shutdown

23 January 2019

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would vote this week on President Donald Trump's proposal to end a partial government shutdown, as the political stalemate continues on Capitol Hill. McConnell made the remarks on the Senate floor, three days after Trump called on lawmakers to approve 5.7 billion dollars in funding for a wall along the southern border with Mexico. House Democrats have dismissed the proposal as a non-starter.

SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI  said "Open the government. Let's talk. We cannot have the president every time he has an objection to say 'I'll shut down government until you come to my way of thinking,"