WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected an effort by young conservative senators to block a bill to avert a government shutdown on Tuesday.
Friday's 79-19 vote marks an emphatic defeat for Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah. Their effort has sparked opposition from Democrats and from many GOP lawmakers, who worry the tactic could prompt a federal shutdown for which Republicans would be blamed.
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