Monday, 20 May, 2019

Congress reaches deal to pass temporary funding bill

McConnell hoped to set a vote for Sunday night which Schumer opposed in a bid to keep negotiating McConnell hoped to set a vote for Sunday night which Schumer opposed in a bid to keep negotiating
Patty Aguilar | 23 January, 2018, 18:15

The Senate vote was moved from 1 a.m. ET Monday to noon after it became clear Democrats would block the spending bill over disagreements on a variety of issues, most notably what do about young people affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Over the weekend, Democrats' movement toward Trump's position began to accelerate as leaders like Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of IL and then Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of NY said they'd support wall funding in exchange for protections for Dreamers.

Sky News US Correspondent Mark Austin said: "It seems to be the Democrats who have blinked here". Sticky immigration problems have been at the center of the budget impasse.

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will wake up on Monday with the US government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration.

Even if McConnell allows an immigration bill to reach the Senate floor, right-wing opposition to even the most basic immigration reforms-here's where we remind you that more than 80 percent of Americans say the DREAMers should be allowed to become USA citizens-could sink the effort, either in the Senate or in the House.

Trump made no promises meanwhile in his official reaction to the vote.

Democrats who had opposed the previous funding bill on Friday night said that they would support the measure on Monday.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer lent his backing to the agreement during a speech on the chamber's floor.

Rather, the agreement emerged from a fledgling caucus of impassioned moderates from both political parties who - if they aren't sidelined in days ahead by a partisan resurgence - could grow into a new power center in the Senate.

Schumer said it will be "neutral and fair to all sides" that will get an up or down vote on the floor.

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Trump later in the evening signed the measure, largely a product of negotiations among Senate leaders. The U.S. government can not fully operate without funding bills that are voted in Congress regularly.

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This strikes me as putting lipstick on a pig.

Schumer added: "The Republican leaders told me to work out a deal with the White House". The White House said work it out with Republican leaders on the hill. Separately, President Trump turned away from not one, but two bipartisan compromises. "Each would have averted this shutdown".

"The great deal-making president sat on the sidelines", he said.

President Donald Trump applauded Senate Democrats Monday for backing a bill that will keep the government funded through February 8, which ends the three day government shutdown over legal protections for 800,000 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and their families.

Bierfreund said he'd heard something about not getting paid while the shutdown was in effect, but wasn't concerned after the news of Monday's congressional vote to continue funding the government.

Simple funding extensions to keep government up and running provide no extra money for the Pentagon. Second, it extends health insurance for 9 million vulnerable children. A lot of their more liberal members, notably a lot of their rumored 2020 candidates like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, wanted Democrats to hold the line. Lindsey Graham with colleagues Susan Collins and Jeff Flake. Another eight joined in Monday.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., was part of the bipartisan talks these past few days. "See you at the negotiating table!" he said. Losing is keeping the government open. "We need action right now. We weren't going to be beat into submission".

While lawmakers feuded, signs of the shutdown were evident at national parks and in some federal agencies.

"Nothing in this legislation gives me any confidence that in three weeks Congress won't end up exactly where we are today", Menendez said.


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