US House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall
Jan 02, 2019, 02:03
"For those that naively ask why didn't the Republicans get approval to build the Wall over the previous year, it is because IN THE SENATE WE NEED 10 DEMOCRAT VOTES, and they will gives us "NONE" for Border Security!" he tweeted. At the same time, the president struggled to find leverage to break the stalemate before the GOP's monopoly on Washington power ended.
"But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it."
The outgoing Republican House majority passed a bill with Trump's wall funds that was not passed by the Senate, where Democratic votes are necessary for such legislation.
Unwilling or unable to pick one objection to Trump's border wall proposal, they have panned it as "immoral, ineffective and expensive" as well as "fifth-century technology".
In one of the tweets on Monday, Trump reminded Democrats they have voted in favor of a border barrier twice before. The plan includes packaging six bipartisan full Senate appropriations bills together and then separately moving a stopgap measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security until February 8 - the bill at the core of the border wall fight.
Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, previously said he does not believe Trump will agree to the Democrats' counteroffer of $1.3 billion that could be used for the border wall, stating he does not think the amount is "reasonable".
Syndicated columnist and author Michelle Malkin praised President Trump for standing strong on his demand for border wall funding.
"The biggest reaction still remains anxiety: When will this end?" said Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, a Democrat whose Northern Virginia district is home to tens of thousands of federal workers.
Graham had also gone to the White House to complain about Trump's abrupt decision to declare victory over ISIS and remove US troops from Syria. The lawmakers were frustrated that Trump had dismissed their earlier legislation.
Meanwhile, House Democrats are unveiling legislation to re-open the government without money for President Donald Trump's border all. They need 60 votes to accomplish that objective, which would require some Democratic support. A prolonged crisis could hobble House Democrats' ability to launch their agenda, which included investigations of the president and oversight of his administration, including Russian interference in the election.
To retaliate over the Democrats' refusal to fund the wall, Trump is refusing to sign a wider spending package. I spent Christmas in the White House, I spent New Year's eve now in the White House, and I'm here. Graham said Trump was "open minded" about his proposal.
Disagreement over the funding has shut down a fourth of the federal government, with over 800,000 employees furloughed or a working without pay.
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McConnell, on the other hand, lashed out at Democrats for failing to give Trump any of the $5 billion that he wanted for the wall. Jim Jordan, two of the House's most conservative members, are among the Republican leaders going to a midday White House meeting.
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Rather than work around the clock, as in past shutdowns , the leaders of the House and the Senate effectively closed shop. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer voted for the Secure Fence Act, which passed the Senate on an 80-19 vote.
Congress is trying to pass legislation that would avoid a partial government shutdown by a deadline of midnight Friday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican-Kentucky) said the Senate will remain in session Thursday.
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