Faced with a week’s-end deadline to keep government funds flowing, the Senate on Tuesday blocked a stopgap spending measure amid partisan fighting over aid to victims of the Flint, Mich., water crisis. But both sides predicted a government shutdown was unlikely, and final passage was still expected...
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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate blocks spending bill needed to keep government open beyond Friday midnight deadline.
Democrats are demanding more money to fight the Flint water crisis