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Republican-Led Senate: Bills Monday and Washington Power

republican-led senate: Democrats in the House unveiled two bills Monday to fund shuttered government agencies and put hundreds of thousands of federal workers back on the job, according to CTV. They planned to pass them as soon as the new Congress convened Thursday, one of the first acts after Democrats took control, according to an aide who was not authorized to discuss the plan and spoke on condition of anonymity. At the same time, the president struggled to find leverage to break the stalemate before the GOP's monopoly on Washington power ended. Whether the Republican-led Senate, under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, would consider the bills -- or if Trump would sign either into law -- was unclear. It's simple The Senate is not going to send something to the president that he won't sign, Stewart said. McConnell spokesman Donald Stewart said Senate Republicans would not take action without Trump's backing. ( As reported in the news.