Shutdown Continues as Democrats Demand Firmer Immigration Pledge
Federal agencies start workweek by carrying out closing plans
Weekend of negotiations yields no breakthrough on immigration
Laura Litvan and Arit John
Senate Democrats cast doubt Monday on hopes for a quick resolution to the government shutdown as they demanded a more binding promise from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on an immigration deal he proposed.
“Hopefully we can resolve this in the next day or two,” Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar told reporters after emerging from a bipartisan meeting of Senate moderates. “I would just hope it gets resolved as soon as possible, and I can’t tell you what day.”