56 Percent Say Don't Shut Down Government to Save DACA — CNN Poll

Remigio Civitarese
Gennaio 20, 2018

Republicans have a 51-49 majority in the Senate, but with Senator John McCain undergoing cancer treatment at home in Arizona they need at least 10 Democrats to reach the 60 votes required to pass a spending bill. Republicans do not now have the 60 votes necessary to pass the resolution.

"No organization or business would plan a budget month by month, and Congress shouldn't either".

The government of then President Barack Obama was last shut for more than two weeks in October 2013. The legislative body has until midnight Friday to pass the measure. Only six Democrats broke ranks to support it.

According to a report in The Guardian, federal law requires agencies to shut down if Congress has not appropriated money to fund them. Another tweet, however, seemed to upend the Republican strategy for avoiding a shutdown and contradict his administration's stated policy position - suggesting that a children's health programme ought not to be attached to the temporary spending Bill.

Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the White House traded blame for the possible shutdown just hours remaining before the midnight deadline.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) said Democrats were holding up the vote because of an issue that wasn't on deadline.

"Not looking good", Trump tweeted Friday evening.

"The Senate will likely jam us", Dent predicted.

President Donald Trump raised the prospect of a shutdown on Friday morning.

"I think that there's obviously a lot of hypocrisy in this town". He hasn't led. No question in my mind about that.

Trump immediately sought to blame Democrats.

"Now, maybe as we're speaking, they're going to make a deal where they do some kind of an extension, but an extension is not what you need", he told Morgan.

After hours of negotiating, the Senate scheduled a late-night vote on a House-passed plan. Democrats have been pushing for the bill to include some deportation protections for Dreamers, or the children brought to the country illegally and covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

"Washington, D.C., is open", Bowser said in a statement published Friday.

Rep. Austin Scott, a Republican from Georgia, told CNN that he was also prepared to stay, although he added "Mitch McConnell needs to stand and fight". "There's too much at stake", Kildee said.

It would take much more than Trump's plans to add thousands of law enforcement officers to track down the estimated 11 million people who are in the USA illegally.

It continues until lawmakers reach a funding agreement, which usually takes as little as a week, but could take several. The contentious issue of how to deal with the millions of foreigners living in the United States without legal permission has paralyzed congressional efforts to fix the immigration system for decades, even though pretty much everyone agrees it's broken. "We can't keep kicking the can down the road".

Velshi asked Sanders about the quote because in was used by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney during a Friday press briefing.

"They don't oppose anything in the bill, but they are opposing the bill, " Mulvaney said at the White House.

"We don't want this".

"We're going to manage the shutdown differently".

Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, was wondering whether he'd get home to MI in time for his son's basketball game Friday night. "It's really in the Senate's court to do something".

The employees in these departments would be placed on "furlough".

And the US Postal Service won't stop serving residents - you'll still get your mail.

Moolenaar said he already misses so many basketball games of his 17-year-old son, who is a high-school junior.

"I would beg them, don't turn your back on your responsibility right here in Washington to work with us, to try to find a way forward", Durbin said.

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