Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaving the chamber after two failed votes to end the partial government shutdown. Photo: AP

US Senate votes down both Democrat and Republican bills to end government shutdown

  • The Republican bill included funding for US President Donald Trump’s border wall
  • Six Republicans voted in favour of a Democratic alternative but measure still failed
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaving the chamber after two failed votes to end the partial government shutdown. Photo: AP
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US President Donald Trump during his first State of the Union address in 2018. File photo: AP

Donald Trump delays State of Union address until after shutdown, amid feud with Nancy Pelosi

  • Trump makes rare public retreat after Pelosi blocked him from delivering the speech in the House chamber while federal agencies are closed.
  • The shutdown was triggered by Trump’s refusal to sign funding bills in December in retaliation for Democratic opposition to funding for walls along the US-Mexico border
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US President Donald Trump during his first State of the Union address in 2018. File photo: AP
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