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Tim Kaine is going to try and pass a Continuing Resolution to reopen the government


WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia will try and get a three-day Continuing Resolution passed Sunday to reopen the government, according to his office.

"A three-day CR would reopen the government today, allowing federal workers to go to work on Monday," according to a press release from Kaine.

During that time, lawmakers could continue to discuss the spending deal. Kaine will speak on the Senate floor at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday. It will be live-streamed here.

On Saturday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Democrats to lift their filibuster and allow a vote to reopen the government forthwith. The minority party objected and Democrats say they have the votes to block the bill on Monday.

As a result of the Democratic filibuster on Friday night, which led to the government shutdown, the latest time a vote can take place is Monday at 1 a.m. EST.

Kaine says he called for a similar resolution during the week leading up to the shutdown that was opposed by Republican leadership.

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