U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, voted early Saturday against a temporary funding measure to keep the government open for another four weeks, saying the GOP plan simply kicked the can down the road.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, slammed Baldwin as most Dems and a handful of Republicans voted to filibuster the bill, which earlier cleared the House. It failed 50-49 with several Republicans opposing the measure, which needed 60 votes.
“Unfortunately, Senator Baldwin and 43 of her colleagues decided to play politics with people’s lives by refusing to fund health care for needy children, support for the finest among us serving in the military, and the rest of government,” Johnson said.
Baldwin called for both sides to work on a solution.
“There is bipartisan support in the Senate for legislation that strengthens border security and does right by Dreamers who have only known America as their home,” Baldwin said. “We should be working in a bipartisan way to get the job done on immigration reform but this fails to deliver solutions.”