Republican Controlled Senate Fails to Pass Trump’s Proposal

On Thursday, the Senate failed to pass the proposal outlined by President Trump in his recent address to the nation. Trump had referred to the measure as a “fair, reasonable, common-sense compromise,” between Republicans and Democrats.

In the proposal, Trump had offered a number of concessions such as extended temporary protections for DACA and TPS recipients in exchange for $5.7b for his border wall, surprising many Republicans. Louisiana Senator John Neely Kennedy told reporters at CNN that they had not been informed about what the President would agree to in a compromise measure.

The proposal required a total of 60 votes in order to move forward; the vote was 51-47.

The Senate also failed to pass a bill approved by the Democratically-controlled House to end the government shutdown. The vote on that proposal was 52-44, with six Republicans voting for the measure.


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