How WI senators voted on the government shutdown

The federal government shut down Friday as representatives struggled to compromise on a government funding solution.

Democratic senator Tammy Baldwin voted against the temporary funding bill, stating that the bill gives tax breaks to big insurance companies while doing little to support local Wisconsin health centers.

My statement on the Senate’s vote for a four week bill: pic.twitter.com/3Z2Gx51JUC

— Sen. Tammy Baldwin (@SenatorBaldwin) January 20, 2018

“Wisconsin doesn’t like punting, but that’s all Washington seems to do,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin asked for cooperation across party lines moving forward.

Republican senator Ron Johnson similarly took to Twitter to critique Baldwin and other Democrats.

Unfortunately, Senator Baldwin and 43 of her colleagues decided to play politics with people’s lives by refusing to fund health care for vulnerable children, support for the finest among us serving in the military, and the rest of government.

— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) January 20, 2018

According to CNN, this government shutdown is the first in modern times with both Congress and the White House controlled by a single party. It also falls on the one-year anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration.

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