The U.S. Senate Tuesday voted to reject the latest House of Representatives Republican effort to negotiate on the budget amid the government shutdown.
The party-line vote was 54 to 46. The Senate turned aside a House request to name negotiators to a conference to resolve differences.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (Democrat from Nevada) said that he would not negotiate as long as Republicans were holding up a straightforward spending bill to keep the government operating.
The vote marked the fourth time during the fight that the Democratic-controlled Senate has rejected House Republican efforts.