US Congress faces looming government shutdown
- Elaine King
A senior White House official said they discussed at a Friday morning staff meeting that Trump will stay in Washington until a bill is passed. In the two shutdowns in 1995, Republicans argued that the Democrats were willing to close the government to protect profligate spending. The 850,000 federal workers who would be furloughed without pay might be wondering what they'll do without a paycheck, but in Congress and the White House the question that remains is the one posed by The Washington Post: "Who will win in the court of public opinion?" All of it. Or, our Democrat friends can continue to take the Democratic Leader's advice and vote to shut down the government, destabilize funding for our troops, shut down the children's health care program-and still not get what they're demanding on illegal immigration. A last-ditch battle to avert a looming USA government shutdown moved to the Senate today, where Democrats angered by the collapse of immigration talks have vowed to block a stop-gap funding bill. That could expose them to charges that they are responsible for a shutdown, but they point the finger at Republicans instead. But this trip isn't just about escaping the stresses of traveling between the White House and various other Trump properties.
Even before they learned about Trump's weekend plans, lawmakers were complaining that they needed more input from the president. But according to CNN, the Trump administration has already come up with a potential solution: if an agreement is reached, the president will just send a tweet announcing that everything's cool now.
As a shutdown loomed, the White House said Friday that President Donald Trump would not leave for a planned weekend in Florida unless a funding bill passes. The tweet was a clear arguments against Republicans and the White House trying to blame Democrats for a looming shutdown and inferring defense operations were at risk.
"I don't think there is" going to be a shutdown, Cornyn said, but added, "I can't tell you exactly what the path forward is right now". "Because until you get budget caps you can't do an omnibus". However, as the deal is negotiated, the President wants to ensure our military and national security are funded.
Schumer's claim that Democrats would never let the program expire is partly true.
For most of the week, conservative House members were still a major question mark.
As a result, Flake said, he was "not inclined to vote for a CR". He didn't rule out supporting it, saying he spoke to Trump and met with the chief deputy whip, Rep. Patrick McHenry, a fellow GOP North Carolinian.
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis said he was open to any solution that prevented a shutdown. So, why are they so hell-bent on shutting it down?
"I am not going to support continuing this fiasco for 30 more days by voting for a continuing resolution", Graham said Thursday.
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He added that she "has absolutely no knowledge of any garden projects funded by the Chinese government". In 2016, Ivanka Trump posted several photos of the two posing together while on holiday in Croatia.
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"What other choice do have this week", asked New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur.
What Happens When The Government Shuts Down?
"We had a long and detailed meeting", Schumer told reporters in brief remarks he made upon returning the Capitol, but he did not include any specifics from their discussion. "And yet here we are", said Brendan Buck, an adviser to Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. He called the latest short term bill "a proverbial crap sandwich", but said at this juncture he supported it.
Both Republicans and Democrats have attempted to add their own items to the bill, complicating what could be a relatively simple process.
But it is unclear if there are enough votes to pass it in either the House or Senate. There's zero trust with the White House and, more importantly, GOP leaders that the DACA issue will be addressed with more time. McConnell, unlike, Ryan needs Democrats.
An initial bipartisan deal to extend the program for five years, led by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and that panel's top Democrat, Ron Wyden of OR, was struck in September. A handful are running for re-election in states where Trump handily won in 2016. Both Clinton, with strong support from Vice President Al Gore, and Obama eventually held firm, and the government closed.
"I want to keep the government open", West Virginia Democratic Sen.
And while short-term spending bills have been used for decades, the pattern of Congress lurching from one after another after another is a more recent development, a phenomenon that has been partly spurred by the increasing polarization in Washington and the advent of strict spending caps enacted in 2011.
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