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Are upcoming Senate funding votes merely 'symbolic' moves?

Clip: 01/22/2019 | 4m 39s Video has closed captioning.

On day 32 of the government shutdown, some signs of progress. The Senate will vote Thursday on proposals by both Republicans and Democrats to reopen shuttered government agencies at least temporarily. Still, neither proposal is expected to pass. Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Judy Woodruff to discuss what may be largely "symbolic" moves and the latest on the State of the Union.

Aired: 01/22/19

Rating: NR

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