WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chamber’s Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, plan to talk on Sunday about the government shutdown that began a day ago, Senate Republican whip John Cornyn said.
Cornyn provided no details about whether the two would speak by phone or in person. “I know they’re planning on having a conversation, which would be good,” Cornyn told reporters in a Capitol hallway. “That strikes me as constructive.”
Cornyn said he was not aware of any progress toward ending the shutdown, which began at midnight on Friday, with President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers locked in a standoff over immigration with Democrats.
MORE Nation & World ARTICLES TO READ NEXT ...
TOP STORIES FROM THE GAZETTE
- Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of weed killer
- Crisp Cedar Rapids opens in NewBo City Market
- The greatest comeback in Iowa football history
- Cedar Rapids Kennedy shakes up coaching duties with playoff hunt in mind
- The Swarm at Kinnick no Iowa fan will ever forget
- Iowa blocking 2 late UNI field goals may not be fully processed by everyone yet