Congress Has Until Thursday Night To Avoid A Government Shutdown

Congress Has Until Thursday Night To Avoid A Government Shutdown

The House has put legislation on the table to keep the government from shutting down, but it does not address the future of the DACA program. "I want people to feel uncomfortable" voting in favor of big deficits, he said. I can't in all honesty look the other way. "It is wrong", Bill Clinton said then, "to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it".

Speaking at the White House during a briefing about violent criminal gangs, Trump expressed frustration that "killers" have been allowed to come into the US. They are heading to Capitol Hill to demand a deal on immigration.

The House is now considering another short term spending bill, and Democrats say they have no desire to force another shutdown, just weeks after the last. The nation needs a budget bill; the government can't function without it.

"Congress isn't acting because they don't want to do anything hard", said a former Trump adviser who is in close with the White House. John Cornyn, as his requests to move to a vote were repeatedly rejected by Paul.

But some Republicans said a short-term extension may be their only choice.

Approval of the measure in the Senate seemed assured - eventually - but the situation in the House remained dicey.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the agreement would include an increase for domestic programs like drug treatment and broadband infrastructure that Democrats have sought, as well as a military spending increase championed by Republicans. They produce thousands of dollars for this country through their jobs, and that is without counting the cost of renewing their DACA that they pay every two years which is about 500 dollars per person.

House Democratic leaders opposed the measure - arguing it should resolve the plight of Dreamers - but not with all their might.

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During a meeting at the White House on Tuesday, President Trump said that he would "love to see a shutdown" if Congress couldn't reach a deal on immigration and border security before the next spending deadline. The House passed another short-term fix last night.

It was not clear whether the President was not up to speed on those negotiations or he was seeking to reintroduce the issue of immigration into the spending fight - a tactic which caused last month's shutdown.

With yet another bipartisan immigration deal on its way to the Congressional scrap heap, the clock is really ticking on Congress to figure out a way to legislate DACA before President Trump's self-imposed deadline that ends protections for those in the program.

It's also obvious that opening an eventual pathway to citizenship for such people - even in return for substantial funding for the border wall, an idea that electrified his 2016 campaign - would risk his standing among his most loyal supporters. "But I'm not for ending up with no solution, either", Sen.

There's just one thing that could unpick the deadlock. The only reason why DACA beneficiaries still do not have protection as the March 5 deadline approaches is because the Democrats ended the stunt shutdown in January without securing any gains. "And I hope that does not happen", he continued.

"Added conservative Democrat Henry Cuellar of Texas, "It's an easy 'yes"'".

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On border security, the senators don't go as far as Trump would like - he wants $25 billion right off the bat to build his "beautiful" wall - but they would direct Homeland Security officials to formulate a plan that would achieve "operational control" of the border by 2020.

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