In Congress, Alaskans are split over shutdown

  • Source: Alaska Public Radio Network
  • Published: 01/11/2019 03:12 AM

Republicans in Congress remain mostly united behind President Trump and his rejection of legislation to re-open government departments unless it includes $5 billion for a border wall. But the Alaska delegation is split on this. The U.S. House has now passed three spending bills, to fund the departments of Agriculture, Transportation and Treasury. No more than a dozen Republicans voted with the Democrats, and Alaska Congressman Don Young wasn’t among them. On Wednesday, Young said he’d probably vote for the spending bills. He predicted a good number of Republicans would vote yes and that would signal to the White House that it has to compromise.


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