Competing bills aimed at ending the government shutdown have fallen flat, failing to get the votes. It includes President Donald Trump’s $5.7 billion bid for the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, coupled with legal protections for some immigrants and measures to curb U.S. asylum claims.
Where does that leave things? The parties are currently at an impasse but with Friday looming as the second consecutive paycheck to be missed by around 800,000 federal workers, both parties will seek to forge a compromise as soon as possible.
Read this OZY opinion on whether polar opposites can map a way out of the shutdown.