Democrats in the U.S. Senate are planning to stop the consideration of all non-shutdown legislation on the floor of the Senate until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans allow a vote on spending bills passed by the House last week.
Democratic Senators: No New Bills in Senate Until a Shutdown Vote
Both U.S. Senators from Maryland said Sunday that they believe the Senate shouldn’t consider any new legislation that is not related to the partial government shutdown. They said that no new business should be brought up in the Senate until the upper body takes a vote to reopen the government.