America lawmakers try to end shutdown stalemate

Government of Quebec                       Ziad Nasreddine a Lebanese immigrant to Canada designed a mental acuity test used by U.S. President Donald Trump's doctor

Government of Quebec Ziad Nasreddine a Lebanese immigrant to Canada designed a mental acuity test used by U.S. President Donald Trump's doctor

"I'm looking for something that President Trump supports", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters on Wednesday, two days before the shutdown deadline.

Paul called on Republican leadership in both chambers of Congress to commit to a week of debate and a vote on immigration legislation in the next month, to win over Democratic votes to reopen the government.

Without a late deal, the shutdown would begin right after midnight, on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

He says, "They need to open the government tonight or tomorrow and then we can start talking". "Making progress - four week extension would be best", Trump said in a tweet.

Rounds, as he was leaving the meeting that convened in the office of Sen.

But Democrats and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed to include an immigration measure that would include a pathway to citizenship for roughly 700,000 immigrants enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program the Trump administration rescinded past year.

Mulvaney said that Fanny and Freddy will be open, the post office will be open, the TSA will be open, but again all of these people will be working for nothing, which is simply not fair, he said.

The government ran out of funding at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, after the Senate blocked a continuing resolution that would have kept the government open for four weeks and extended the Children's Health Insurance Program. But the talks fell apart nearly as abruptly as they started. Five Democrats from states won by Trump broke ranks in a vote Friday.

"The Dems (Democrats) just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked".

She said: "The issue is. will they invest in domestic agenda?"

Republicans say there is still time to make a deal on DACA before it's set to expire in March.

Early on Saturday, McConnell offered up a new plan.

The political ramifications are not entirely obvious, notwithstanding the hashtag war branding the impasse either the #schumershutdown, laying responsibility on Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), or the #trumpshutdown.

McConnell urged Democrats to lift their objections to a short-term spending bill to keep the government open.

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Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until February 16 did not receive the required 60 votes.

Who gets the blame - or if voters will even care about the shutdown by the time Election Day rolls around - remains to be seen. "I have found this out, Leader McConnell has found this out, Speaker Ryan has found this out".

"Our administration worked in good faith to put a bipartisan deal on the table that would strengthen our borders, end chain migration, eliminate the visa lottery, and deal compassionately with DACA", Pence said in a statement.

For leverage, Democrats were banking on Trump's wobbly presidency and the GOP's control of the White House, the House and Senate - a triumvirate that until now had never allowed a government closure to occur.

Democrats saw it differently.

Donald Trump will not negotiate with his rivals over the United States government shutdown until they "stop playing games", the White House has insisted. It was their job to reach out to us and come up with a compromise.

Schumer spokesman Matt House fired back on Twitter that Mulvaney was not present for the meeting and was "not telling the truth" about what happened. He and Trump seemed to come to agreement on a general outline: "Schumer agreed to increase defense. spending to the level in the National Defense Authorization Act numbers, above what the White House had requested", ABC News reported.

"Negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with Jell-O", Schumer said.

"It's impossible to negotiate with a constantly moving target", he said.

Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said the potential deal would not secure an immediate vote on immigration tied to reopening the government, but lawmakers were seeking "an agreement that we would proceed to immigration". "Trump warns China on trade deficit MORE's shutdown", the MSNBC host tweeted, referring to the Senate Democratic and Republican leaders.

"We have a racist in the White House, we have a sexist in the White House and we have a pathological liar in the White House who is tearing away at the fabric of our democracy", actor and producer Rob Reiner said at a rally in California.

The White House and members of Congress on Sunday each blamed the other for the ongoing government shutdown, amid a conspicuous lack of negotiations two days in.

This is the behaviour of obstructionist losers, not legislators. "And the President's position is clear: we will not negotiate on the status of unlawful immigrants while Sen". This is thefirst time in history the government has truly shut down under one-party control.

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