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Mikulski Calls For Democrats And Republicans To Work Together

October 21st, 2013 by WCBC Radio

Maryland Democrats were unanimous in support of the temporary measure that reopened the government after 16 days of a partial shutdown and assured that the U.S. would pay its debts. The Senate approved the legislation first with an 81-18 vote, and then the House approved it by a vote of 285-144, with 87 Republicans in favor and 144 against, breaking an informal policy that a majority of the controlling party should carry legislation. Maryland was one of the states hit hardest by the shutdown as it is home to the headquarters of 20 major federal agencies, and more than 130,000 federal employees live and work in the state. U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, chair of the appropriations committee, said now that a temporary solution has been found, it’s time for democrats and republicans to work together on a long term plan…





 

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