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Senate vote scheduled for Monday to potentially end shutdown

23 January 2018, 02:01 | Colleen Roy

Senate vote scheduled for Monday to potentially end shutdown

Then-White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on cyber security in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday Jan. 31 2017

Democrats had insisted that any short-term spending legislation to keep the government running include protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers". The pending Senate measure would last through February 8.

The U.S. Senate on Monday passed a three-week funding bill to reopen the federal government after a three-day shutdown, sending it to the House of Representatives for a final vote. Trump gave Congress six months to find a solution for the DREAMers.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) said on Monday that Republicans and Democrats will now try to work out a bipartisan immigration deal before government funding once again expires after February 8.

After McConnell's speech on the Senate floor announcing his intention to bring up DACA legislation, Meadows noted that McConnell had not specified exactly what kind of DACA bill he'd bring up.

Calling it the "Trump Shutdown", the minority leader lambasted the President over not doing enough to strike a compromise.

"The White House refused to engage in negotiations over the weekend". It doesn't tie the immigration vote to another piece of legislation, a tactic often used to build momentum.

Whether such a plan would get the blessing of the White House and more conservative House is more doubtful.

According to media reports, senators will vote to end the shutdown with a short-term spending bill that would last three weeks.

It is unclear whether Senate Democrats will stay together on spinning this development.

Schumer "put a lot on the table" in negotiations on Friday, which Trump accepted, then "walked it back", Democratic Senator Chris Coons said on the "Fox News Sunday" program. "They blinked", principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah told CNN.

Graham said no deal had been reached by the moderate group because Democrats were not yet on board.

"The President picked a number for the wall", Schumer said.




A block of liberal Democrats - some of them 2020 presidential hopefuls - stuck to their opposition.

McConnell's latest offer is little more than an empty promise.

Trump said he was glad the government will be funded.

"I think that that pressure is building, but I'm not sure we'll quite get to 60 today", he said.

The government technically shut down at 12 a.m. January 20 after senators ― most of the Democratic caucus and four Republicans ― blocked a four-week continuing resolution.

House Republicans are working on a DACA bill that appears to be a non-starter with Democrats.

Democrats want President Trump to negotiate over immigration as part of a budget deal, but Republicans say no deal is possible while federal government services are closed.

Due to a recent federal court ruling, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has begun accepting status renewal requests from DACA beneficiaries.

Mr. Durbin claimed the president said the US didn't need more immigrants from "s-thole counties" such as Haiti and El Salvador, prompting charges that Mr. Trump is a racist. "They don't want to do it but are powerless!"

Speaking to United States troops in the Middle East, Vice-President Mike Pence reiterated his party's stance.

Mr Trump yesterday tweeted that if the shutdown stalemate continues, Republicans should consider the so-called "nuclear option" in the Senate, which would allow them to vote on a long-term Budget with a simple majority and no more continuing resolutions. The Democrats seemed sensitive to being seen by voters as willing to tie up government operations to protect immigrants in the USA illegally. Pentagon, FDA to speed up military drug approvals Consumer bureau takes first step to revising payday lending rule MORE said Friday that the shutdown won't be as bad as 2013.

"If our troops don't get paid during the Schumer Shutdown, I can not in good conscience accept my pay", Kustoff said in a written statement Sunday.



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