As Hill leaders try to pin shutdown on Trump or Schumer, bipartisan Senate group aims to reach compromise

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Congressional Democrats and Republicans on Sunday again publically blamed each other’s party for the government running out of money and closing — respectively calling the situation the “Trump Shutdown” or the “Schumer Shutdown.” And, they urged the other side to end the political stalemate, as a bipartisan group of roughly 18 senators huddled to craft a compromise spending plan to present to their respective leadership teams in the hopes of reopening the government.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said it was time again for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to meet and discuss the latest terms. “I feel like now would be a good time for them to talk.”

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