Senate Passes Key Vote to End Government Shutdown

23 January, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • Senate Dems relent vote to end shutdown House to follow

"The Dems (Democrats) just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.'s!" Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who both voted to close down the government on Friday, saying they'll support the funding bill up for a vote Monday, McConnell will need to pick up seven Democrats to meet the 60-vote threshold to advance the legislation. And the director of legislative affairs, Marc Short, has spoken to Republican and Democratic members and staffers. She said Miller was not at the White House "to push his agenda", but rather to support Trump's immigration views. "I have requested that my personal salary be withheld until we fund the government". "We can not open the government without Senate Democrats" support". The measure needed 60 votes, and Democrats provided 33 of the 81 it got.

"Democrats are still not willing to go to the mat to allow people in my community to live in our country legally", Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez said Monday.

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

Senators resumed debate Saturday afternoon on a temporary spending bill that would fund the government through February 8.

The government shutdown on Friday occurred after McConnell received only 50 votes for a short-term spending bill. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona was in getting treatment for brain cancer.

The shutdown has overshadowed Mr Trump's first year anniversary as president. Mr Trump accused Democrats of prioritising illegal immigrants over U.S. citizens, but while the "Dreamers" may have been brought to America as children, they have lived there most of their lives. While there have been multiple bills introduced in Congress, GOP leadership has not committed to bringing up any specific legislation. For the moment, however, it sure looks like Chuck Schumer and a majority of Senate Democrats stared into the abyss of shutdown politics, and blinked.

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"We passed a bill keeping things funded to February 16", Ryan said Sunday.

Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the CR, which came with promises from Republicans to move on immigration reform, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for an estimated 800,000 individuals brought to the U.S.as minors. Democrats are facing intense pressure from their base to solve the issue over the young immigrants, commonly referred to as "Dreamers", and they are skeptical of Republicans' credibility when offering to take up the issue.

On CNN, Mulvaney said that just "authorizing" money for a wall was not enough. A bipartisan group of senators, though, is pushing their own plan to reopen the government.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that the shutdown would "get a lot worse" if federal workers have to stay home without pay. "It's more likely that if the Senate makes any changes it would take the House a while to get everybody back for the vote".

A vote on a temporary, three-week budget originally scheduled for 1 a.m. Monday was postponed to noon by McConnell-a sign that negotiations are progressing. House Speaker Paul Ryan told Fox News earlier Monday the House of Representatives would pass the bill, and the chamber appeared set to quickly follow suit Monday afternoon. That one-step process would leave them with unpopular pro-amnesty votes on their record before the November election - but no political benefits to show their disappointed supporters.

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