The headlines say it all.
Senate Democrats are proud to have the votes to shut the government down. Their reason for opposing a government funding bill that fully funds the health care program for 9 million American children? Because there has yet to be a deal on the fate of a program that protects 700,000 illegal immigrants (a program that doesn’t expire until March).
Sounds like a solid strategy for all the red-state Senate Democrats up for election in 2018. Good luck with that. #SchumerShutdown
JUST IN: Democrats have enough votes to block the spending bill in the Senate and prevent Republicans from keeping the government up and running, senior Democratic aide tells @NBCNews— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 18, 2018
Budget and Spending Government Shutdown