WASHINGTON ? With the government set to run out of money in three days, the Senate failed Tuesday to pass a government funding bill that Democrats oppose because it does nothing to help the residents still dealing with lead-poisoned water in Flint, Michigan.
The Senate failed to approve a procedural vote, 45-55, for the continuing resolution.
Several Republicans also objected to the bill that would fund the government only until Dec.
Top Senate Democratic leaders say there will be no deal on funding the government without Flint aid.
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Democrats say any funding deal must help Flint, Mich. clean up its water supply.
Republicans wanted money for Louisiana flood relief, Democrats for the water in Flint, Mich. An vote on a stopgap spending bill then got difficult.