By OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 1:01 PM PT — Thursday, January 24, 2019 The longest government shutdown in U.S. history will continue after the Senate took up two separate bills, with both failing to garner enough votes to pass.
The Republican-backed bill — President Trump’s compromise proposal — failed in a 50-to-47 vote. The Democrat legislation, which would reopen the government until February 8, 2019, failed in a 52-to-44 vote. Neither measure received the 60 votes needed to advance in the Senate.
The recent votes have marked the first steps in the chamber this year to end the budget deadlock that triggered the shutdown.
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