Schumer blocks bill to pay Coast Guard

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(The Hill) Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) blocked a request to pay the Coast Guard on Thursday after Republicans refused to also open the rest of the federal government.

Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) tried to take up legislation to pay the Coast Guard, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security.

Schumer blocked the request after first asking if Kennedy would modify his request to instead reopen the quarter of the government currently closed.

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