This is what happens during a government shutdown

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This is what happens during a government shutdown

Temporary government funding runs out January 19 and the House and Senate will have to pass a temporary extension to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government.

After Senate Democrats joined Republicans in voting to proceed to the bill Thursday night, progress stalled as lawmakers were faced with the prospect of the plan failing.

A vote on the bill is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET in the House.

Up against a similar deadline last month, lawmakers had passed a short-term resolution to keep the federal government funded until January 20.

With a bill passed by the House, all eyes now turn to the US Senate, where Democrats appear to be holding firm on demands that a fix is found to prevent the expiry of a temporary lawful status for nearly one million unauthorised immigrants who were brought to the country as minors. "Our military needs it!" he wrote. According to Meadows, Ryan is also going to hav an announcement regarding the military and the funding bill shortly.

"So Senate Democrats are treating our men and women in military, who are putting their lives at risk and on the line for us, as bargaining chips at this point", Ryan said.

If lawmakers don't extend funding by Friday night, the government will shut down early Saturday. Congress provided the programme with a boost of US$3 billion in its last continuing resolution, but states, which administer the programme, have said that money will soon run out.

President Donald Trump will support the House leadership plan for temporary funding, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, giving Ryan some additional political clout as he tries to bring reluctant conservatives on board.

He also demanded a long-term solution to CHIP.

Trump tweeted Thursday morning that the six-year extension of the Child Health Insurance Program, which expired on September 30 and serves 9 million children nationally, should not be in the spending bill - but the White House later said he supports it.

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"We do not support perpetuating the current budgetary dysfunction that is hurting our country and our Commonwealth", Kaine and Warner said in a joint statement.

I'd like to see a new term to describe the government employees during a shutdown: "Now we know what you don't do".

The White House isn't immediately responding to questions about the tweet. Six Democrats, a mix of Hispanic and moderate legislators, backed the bill. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., are aligning with Democrats in complaining that the bill lacks a DACA fix.

Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), a member of the House Freedom Caucus, reporters on Wednesday, "First of all, I'd like to get our House bill on immigration enforcement passed".

"Senator Schumer, do not shut down the government", Ryan said. Both sides should buy themselves whatever time they need to reach a broader budget deal that protects young undocumented immigrants without punishing Americans with another shutdown. With an anemic 37% approval rating, Trump is on track to see his Republican colleagues lose enough seats to flip control of the House.

If Democrats can make this looming shutdown about Trump and his ability to govern, they will be in a strong position to win the fight nationally and help the "Big Five" hold their own. "And he's not yet indicated what measure he's willing to sign", McConnell told reporters Wednesday.

In the Senate, the picture for Republicans is not much rosier. For Republicans, the numbers offer this glimmer: In conservative states, the blame would shift to Democrats if the public perceives the immigration issue as the reason for the impasse. That number increased the next time it came up for vote on December 22, when a total of 29 Democratic senators, plus Sen. Possibly some sort of very brief, nobody-gets-anything extension of spending might be yet reached before the lights go off (my favorite idea is a two-week extension that would expire, fittingly, on Groundhog Day).

Another vote the GOP will need is from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California).

"There seemed to be a consensus with the cards that we have that this is the best way to play it", North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Walker said after the meeting.

Senate Democrats told Politico on Thursday that they believe that they have the votes to block the bill from passing through Congress'supper chamber. But even some Republicans are reluctant to support it.

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