Senate rejects rival Dem, GOP plans for reopening government

  • Chris George, a federal employee furloughed from his job as a forestry technician supervisor for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, fixes a bathroom faucet, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Fontana, Calif. The 48-year-old federal worker has been working as a handyman and driving for Lyft to make ends meet since the government shutdown began. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters a day after officially postponing President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — A splintered Senate swatted down competing Democratic and Republican plans for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown on Thursday, leaving President Donald Trump and Congress with no obvious formula for halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies and the damage it is inflicting around the country.

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