McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

McConnell: Trump hasn't said what he wants in immigration bill

Democrats are pressing to attach protections from deportation for younger immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children.

"Honestly, I don't think the Democrats want to make a deal", Trump told reporters Sunday at his golf club in Florida, where he was spending the weekend.

Capitol Hill seems utterly frozen on the question of what to do about DACA, the deferred action for childhood arrivals program.

The Democrats stuck together to oppose this bill, which will increase our growing deficit by trillions of dollars and will eliminate funding for insurance for millions of people, including two billion children, cut needed social services - such as school lunches and Planned Parenthood - and severely cripple Medicaid and Medicare.

An $81 billion disaster aid bill that passed in the House has stalled in the Senate, where leaders have been hoping to add it to other legislation such as the broader budget agreement.

If a temporary "continuing resolution" to keep the government operating results, it would be the fourth such measure since the 2018 federal fiscal year began on October 1, a sign of Washington's serious struggles to pass spending legislation. When they emerged, leader Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said there are not enough Republican votes to push the GOP leaders' measure through the House this week with GOP-only support.

The bipartisan deal that was announced was a good one. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said Trump's comments were "vile" and "racist".

The White House promised to engage in immigration negotiations next week if Democrats support the stop-gap measure.

Some said they are still holding out hope that a deal negotiated by a bipartisan group of senators, including Illinois Democratic Sen. Meadows said Tuesday night that the House Freedom Caucus either wanted to see a one-year defense funding bill attached to the short-term continuing resolution - a nonstarter when the caucus pushed for it in December - or wanted to see Republican leaders include more funding of defense anomalies. "We want to see a DACA solution".

Hoyer held up a piece of paper with the names of 90 Republicans who voted against funding the government and hurricane disaster aid in September. John McCain's 2008 presidential bid. McCain has been at home in Arizona dealing with health issues, and it's not clear if he could be back by Friday.

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If the House passes a hard-line Trumpian immigration bill before sending the spending bill over to the Senate, the whole gambit of making Senate Democrats look like the ones being unreasonable on immigration policy could fall apart.

"I will say I don't think the president was well-served by his staff", Graham said.

There is also no guarantee that House GOP leaders will be able to rally a majority of their members to support a short-term spending measure, which multiple congressional aides and a senior Trump administration official said would probably last through mid-February.

Most centrist Democrats would not say how they meant to vote, but Jonathan Kott, spokesman for Sen.

Trump won the district by almost 20 points in the November 2016 presidential election and surprised political observers by winning Pennsylvania, traditionally a Democratic-leaning state, by less than 1 percent.

But not everyone was sold. Claire McCaskill, whose state Trump carried by 19 percentage points, told The New York Times. When Congress returns Tuesday there will be additional meetings on an immigration measure among a group that includes the No. 2 Republican and Democratic leaders of the House and Senate.

"This is an important moment for our Caucus, standing up for what we know is right", Pelosi told Democrats, according to a copy of her remarks obtained by USA TODAY. But the Senate declined to take it up after concerns from Democrats that, among other issues, it did not go almost far enough to help Puerto Rico, where more than a third of the island remains without electricity. The biggest loser will be our rapidly rebuilding Military, at a time we need it now more than ever.

In addition to a lack of Democratic support, members of the House Freedom Caucus have also expressed hesitations about the measure.

"Specifically, one of the areas that really, really fell short was the funding for border security", Sanders said.

In an exclusive CNN interview that aired Tuesday, Durbin said, "We talked about the color of the skin of the people coming into the United States".

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