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Government Shutdown: Vote Threshold and Border Act

government shutdown: Even then it seemed doubtful that the 1,300-page End The Shutdown And Secure The Border Act released by Senate Republicans had any chance of passing swiftly, according to Toronto Star. Republicans hold a 53-47 majority but would need Democrats to reach the usual 60-vote threshold for bills to advance. Despite the fanfare of the president's announcement and the rush to release the legislative package late Monday, voting in Congress was not expected to unfold until later in the week. Not a single Democrat publicly expressed support for the deal in the 48 hours since Trump announced it.U..S President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the southern border and the partial government shutdown at the White House on Saturday. The package would reopen the shuttered parts of government and boost some spending. Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post Details released late Monday highlight the centrepiece of Trump's offer 5.7 billion U.S. to build the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border alongside temporary protection from deportation for some immigrants. ( As reported in the news.