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McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies Advisory: This Week in Washington — January 15, 2016

Senate Democrats plan to force vote on Trump Muslim ban

There has been a lot of “happy talk” from leadership in both chambers and in both parties about how much Congress can get done this year. This week, however, the reality of life in a presidential election year reminded many in DC of just how difficult it is for Congress to get anything done in a hyper-partisan, hyper-political environment.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said this week that Democrats would likely try to force the Senate to vote on some of the more controversial plans by Donald Trump (R-NY) – including Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from coming to the United States.

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