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Kaine, Shaheen lead Reopen the Government effort in Senate

congressToday, U.S Sens. Tim Kaine and Jeanne Shaheen are leading an effort on the Senate floor calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to allow Senators to vote on legislation to reopen the government and stop the Trump Shutdown.

Senators will join throughout the evening to give remarks calling on President Trump and Senate Republicans to end the shutdown which has left 800,000 federal employees furloughed or working without pay, including thousands of Virginians, and has hurt millions of Americans who cannot access government services.


Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, including:

  • Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
  • Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
  • Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
  • Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
  • Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM)
  • Senator Doug Jones (D-AL)
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
  • Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)
  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) 

Kaine, Shaheen lead floor effort to Reopen the Government

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