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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