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, demanding federal funds to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, be tacked onto that bill. SEE MORE: Congress Might Be Able To Override An Obama Veto For The First Time The Senate already tucked $220 million for Flint into a $9 billion water infrastructure bill, but that's been held up in the House.
Democrats say any funding deal must help Flint, Mich. clean up its water supply.
Democrats are demanding more money to fight the Flint water crisis
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Most Democrats and a dozen Republicans blocked the bill, in part because they want more money to address the Flint water crisis.