Sen. Rounds, Ernst Weigh In On Senate Shutdown Bills

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Sen. Mike Rounds is weighing in on the shutdown.

In an interview with CNN, he says that both sides need to find common ground before sending a bill to President Trump.

“Because simply voting yes on the second amendment won’t reopen the government because until the President and the Speaker actually agree on something,” Rounds said. “It would take a two thirds vote to override any veto by the president. The President’s made it very clear that he doesn’t support it. So rather than wasting the time of going through that whole process and still not having government open having to respond to a veto we’re better off to try to find some common ground before it goes to the president. “

Sen. Rounds isn’t the only one sharing his thoughts on the shutdown. Sen. Joni Ernst, from Iowa, held a town hall Wednesday morning on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa.

She recently began her annual tour of the the state’s 99 counties. She focused on Thursday’s vote to possibly reopen the government.

“What we’re hoping is that we can draw enough people in that are supportive of reforms for immigration those that want to fund the government. It is a compromise bill. We will bring that up in one package, debate it tomorrow, hopefully we have consensus and we get the government open again.” Ernst said. 

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