US House would accept bill funding government to Feb. 8: Ryan

US House would accept bill funding government to Feb. 8: Ryan

Sanders said Trump hopes to sign the bill later Monday, after the House votes on the short-term spending measure and the budget office does necessary paperwork. If Congress does not pass a legislative fix for DACA, it will expire later this year.

Schumer said he and Democrats were willing to compromise, but Trump "can't take yes for an answer - that's why we're here". There will be nothing in writing, no legislation, and nothing to protect the Dreamers.

There have been four government shutdowns since 1990. He was frustrated that Democrats had created "imaginary deadlines" for dealing with immigration, which is not a "do or die issue", he said.

Democrats in the House and Senate thought they would play the old government-shutdown card that has worked for them every time it has been played since 1995 when Republicans were blamed. House GOP lawmakers are largely united and it is expected to pass. Even a report in the Hill Sunday characterized the it this way: "The Schumer shutdown has revealed the totality of the Democrats' agenda: animosity and amnesty".

Republicans now control the chamber 51-49.

McConnell has long defended the filibuster.

"There is a commitment from Republicans to try to do something about it, but no guarantee that they will".

McConnell's proposal would allow the Senate to debate and vote on an immigration deal if a broader bipartisan compromise was not reached in the next three weeks. But he also said, "The question is, when do you use it". President Trump tweeted yesterday.

The Wisconsin Republican also said negotiations on an immigration deal are taking place in good faith.

We'll find out at 11 a.m. (CST) Monday who is right - and more importantly, whether the government shutdown will end or go on with no clear end in sight.

In 2013, the government shut down over whether or not to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

But in a signal to Democrats, McConnell committed on the Senate floor to addressing immigration in timely fashion.

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Democrats agreed to drop their objections to the bill, in return for a Republican assurance to look at the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme. That impasse prevented passage of a needed funding bill centered on former Democratic President Barack Obama's healthcare law.

"I'm sure you're all aware of what's going on in Washington D.C.", Pence told the soldiers.

An end to the shutdown that reopens the immigration debate will remind Democrats of their weakened position in Washington. Mocking Trump's claims of business acumen, Schumer said that "the great deal-making President sat on the sidelines".

Since the federal government is shut down, federal employees like members of the military or postal carriers are being asked to work without pay.

Tennessee's other Republican Senator, Bob Corker, had not yet issued any statement on the shutdown by late Saturday afternoon.

The senator from Kentucky said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union": "It's gamesmanship and it's partisanship".

The House passed a spending bill Thursday to fund the government through February 16, giving lawmakers more time to work out a compromise on legislation to fund federal agencies through September.

The shutdown is now in its second day. To some who prowl the halls of the Capitol, that may mean a deal is in the works. "It takes 60 votes in the Senate".

Durbin tells ABC's "This Week" that "we have to acknowledge a respect for the minority".

At least one Republican dissenter indicated on Sunday that he would support the bill. He says, "This is pure politics". Should that fail, and the government remains open, McConnell is saying he would plan to move onto immigration consideration on the Senate floor. One Democratic strategist predicted Schumer is likely to face criticism in the party's progressive base over his decision to offer to pay for Trump's wall. "They don't want to do it but are powerless!" he tweeted. The scene highlighted political stakes for both parties in an election-year shutdown.

But by Sunday evening, no deal had been reached and a vote on government spending was postponed until midday (17:00 GMT) on Monday.