February 18, 2018

Senate votes to end USA govt shutdown

25 January 2018, 02:11 | Kara Nash

Senate votes to end USA govt shutdown

The U.S. Senate passed a temporary spending bill

Graham - once a strident opponent of Trump's who has developed a cozy relationship with the president over the past few months - said over the weekend that he is skeptical of numerous president's advisers, especially White House senior policy aide Stephen Miller, who push Trump in a conservative direction on immigration as soon as he seems to want a compromise.

"For the first time in five years, we will have a debate on the floor of the Senate on the DREAM Act and immigration", said Sen. The party still has senators in red states that the president won handily who can't afford to indulge in anti-Trump flights of fancy.

Feinstein said she wasn't persuaded by McConnell's assurances and did not know how a proposal to protect the more than 700,000 younger immigrants would fare in the House. And a conversation - and even a "level playing field" (McConnell's words) on who can offer amendments to an immigration bill - is not a certain vote or a certain victory. Greisa Martinez Rosas, advocacy director for the Dreamer-led group United We Dream, asked them to raise a hand if they felt disappointed.

"He comes over here with a phony plan and a fake promise", Gidley said, referring to Schumer, D-N.Y. "We must have safety and security, together with a strong Military, for our great people!" the president tweeted Tuesday night.

"There's nothing now on the table that addresses all of the concerns that we feel like brings all of these various stakeholders to the table, like this framework does".

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of failing to help reach a deal.

"We're going to have to start on a new basis, and the wall is off the table", Schumer said. An aide said Schumer had actually withdrawn the offer Sunday night after it became clear that there would be no quick compromise on protecting the Dreamers. I don't trust the Republicans and I don't trust (Senate Majority Leader Mitch) McConnell with just a promise. That suggests both parties would be allowed to offer amendments. "The thought was we could come to an agreement that afternoon, the president would announce his support, and then the Senate and the House would get it done and it would be on the president's desk".

One student arrested, one injured in Texas high school shooting
According to Lee Joffre, the Italy ISD Superintendent, the suspect fired shots in the cafeteria and then left the school building. Italy has a population of about 2,000 people and calls itself " the biggest little town in Texas ", Dallas Morning News reported.

It is unclear, however, if many Democrats will vote in the House for passage.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, agreed to pass a short-term funding bill to keep the government open until February 8 after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to discuss continued protections for DACA recipients.

Juan Belman, an activist and organiser in Austin, Texas, a city that has seen increased raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency since Trump assumed office previous year, told Al Jazeera many of his friends "have expressed their anger" towards Democrats.

But Republicans say a resolution can wait. It does not include a permanent fix for the Obama-era DACA program, which Senate Democrats had originally demanded.

Democrats lost the shutdown war. And that will likely complicate any possible compromise.

But when Trump held a bipartisan discussion with lawmakers earlier this month, he signaled that he would sign whatever bill Congress sent him, even if he wasn't "in love with" it and that he would take any backlash from both sides. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, and Michael McCaul, R-Texas. So on Monday, these undocumented immigrants were left in search of a way forward in a battle that has extended far longer than many had hoped, keeping them in Washington and away from family, school and work. It also contains a host of stringent features that are anathema to Democrats, including reducing legal immigration by 25 percent, adding border patrol agents and denying certain funding to cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

The Senate's Democratic leader informed the White House on Sunday he's no longer willing to back a "much larger" funding package than the $1.6 billion Trump had wanted past year, The Post has confirmed.

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