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Democrats move to suspend Senate rules to advance stalled spending bill

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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Senate Democrats on Monday moved to suspend the Senate’s rules to advance a stalled government funding bill after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) objected to the legislation last week.

“Sen. Murray will move to suspend Rule XVI and file cloture on that motion,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced on the Senate floor.  

“This is an effort to move forward on the minibus and keep the appropriations process on track here in the Senate,” he explained.  

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