Rand Paul says Dems spiked his immigration compromise to end shutdown

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer D-N.Y. arrives at the Capitol on Monday the third day of the government shutdown. With support for a 17-day funding measure the government is on track to reopen

Rand Paul says Dems spiked his immigration compromise to end shutdown

Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues.

Hundreds of thousands of USA public employees were told to stay home from work on Monday as the government shutdown continues.

A spokesman for McConnell said in response to the tweet that the Senate Republican Conference does not support changing the 60-vote rule, a reiteration of Republican Senate leadership's already-stated opposition to the move Trump has called for over the past year. "And let's get back to work on their behalf".

"The American people are not going to accept the premise that immigrants are criminals and that we ought to deport the Dreamers".

Nothing has been agreed to, the lawmakers said Sunday, and there were no indications that leaders of either party or the White House was on board. He objected to a request from McConnell to hold a vote on his proposal Sunday night. "The discussions will continue", he said at the Capitol. "And all I am trying to tell ya is I don't want to be part of that something", Graham said.

US President Donald Trump's top Senate Republican urged lawmakers yesterday to "step back from the brink" and fund the government, before a two-day shutdown extends into today and becomes far worse.

"President's has control of house and senate".

Several members of both parties met Monday morning to try and resolve the shutdown mess.

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More than a million civilian federal workers are exempt from furlough, like Transportation Security Administration agents and prison guards.

Senate Democrats blocked a House-passed temporary funding bill to reopen the government through February 16. It makes "dreamers", the children of illegal USA immigrants, eligible for work permits, and to be granted renewable two-year deferrals of any action on deportation. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., did indeed refuse to join Republicans to vote for a spending bill, and so the government did shut down.

The deal includes funding the government for three weeks, with guarantees of votes on DACA and other issues.

But Ryan added that Democrats "are complicit with not getting things done" and claimed the party "blew up negotiations".

Asked on ABC's "Good Morning, America" program if she is confident the federal government will re-open on Monday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied: "I sure hope so".

The government shut down at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, after senators blocked a bill that would have kept the government funded for the next month, extended a children's health insurance program and delayed some health care taxes.

"Most of the energy on both sides Saturday was devoted to key players branding the impasse either the "Trump shutdown" or the" Schumer shutdown". Republican leaders fell 10 votes shy of the 60 they needed to bring the House bill to an up-or-down vote. They have blamed President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: "We should be like Canada" in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: "Sheet metal and garbage" everywhere in Haiti MORE for the shutdown, saying he's been hard to negotiate with.

Because Congress failed to agree an extension, many federal agencies effectively closed for business as of 00:01 on Saturday (05:01 GMT).

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