Most Democrats and a dozen Republicans blocked the bill, in part because they want more money to address the Flint water crisis.
Republicans wanted money for Louisiana flood relief, Democrats for the water in Flint, Mich. An vote on a stopgap spending bill then got difficult.
Democrats are demanding more money to fight the Flint water crisis
Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild. The aim … Click to Continue »
Congress has just a handful of days left to avoid a government shutdown, but that didn't stop the Senate from sinking yet another attempt to keep the lights on. This time, Senate Democrats blocked a stopgap funding measure, demandin...