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No Progress on Amendment Issues Re: Senate Spending Bill Impasse

Prospects dimmed for any quick Senate floor consideration of the three-bill appropriations “minibus”, as the spending package remained stalled amid a dispute between Democratic and Republican leaders over amendments. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) reported no progress in discussions aimed at allowing work on the spending package to continue, increasing odds that the legislation might be shelved until after senators return from the Independence Day recess or even indefinitely.


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