February 19, 2018

Local lawmakers react to agreement to end government shutdown; House vote remains

25 January 2018, 08:30 | Christie Tate

Senator Chuck Schumer a Democrat from New York says the Senate will vote today to reopen the government

Senator Chuck Schumer a Democrat from New York says the Senate will vote today to reopen the government

Still, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Monday to consider an immigration bill, including DACA, sometime soon.

With Democrats and many Republicans arguing there are more effective border enforcement tools than a wall, the proposal has become a major sticking point in immigration negotiations, which in turn have complicated talks about funding federal agencies.

Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto was among the 18 no votes and Senator Dean Heller was among the 81 yes votes. Mike Lee of Utah and Sen.

The measure will be sent to President Donald Trump for his signature after passing through Congress.

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought to quash speculation, raised in a Vanity Fair article, that the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, was scouting a replacement for Kelly. "My administration will work toward solving the problem of very unfair illegal immigration".

"It is becoming abundantly clear that Republican Leadership does not have - nor has ever had - any intention of allowing DREAMers a pathway to citizenship", he said in a statement.

While she said she was hopeful for an agreement, she said any deal on the "Dreamers", as the immigrants aided by DACA are known, would be tied to funding for border security, which includes Mr Trump's wall.

The House, which passed its measure Thursday by a 230-197 vote was scheduled to reconvene at 9 a.m. and the Senate at noon Saturday. But the White House is well aware of those considerations, which is why senior officials close to the President are asking for more than just a wall.

There are an estimated 700,000 "Dreamers" whose fates are up in the air.

It would create a pathway to citizenship for almost 800,000 undocumented children in the country through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Trump has said he will end on March 5 unless Congress acts.

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The Rajasthan government had moved the apex court requesting it to review its order , but the court turned down the request. Exhibitors in two other BJP territories - Haryana and Uttar Pradesh - are reluctant to act.

Flake said Sunday night he was now a "yes" on the funding bill and it was his hope that six or seven more moderate Democrats would come on board to get the continuing resolution over the finish line - to 60 votes - to end the shutdown. Then, Democrats voted overwhelmingly with Republicans to fund the government in its entirety for another three weeks. The reality is they don't really want a deal on immigration. "These days, you never know who to deal with when it comes to the Republicans". "The great deal-making president sat on the sidelines.Despite all of our entreaties, the president was obstinate".

The proposal to reopen government first and then negotiate other issues was similar to an offer Republicans made Sunday evening.

But by Monday, after a weekend of Republican claims that Democrats had "prioritized illegal immigrants over American citizens", senators from swing states were telling Schumer that their stance could hurt them, badly, in November's midterm elections.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from a vote on Capitol Hill after the Senate voted to fund the government January 22, 2018 in Washington.

The Senate plans to vote Monday on whether to limit debate on a short-term spending plan.

The U.S. Senate didn't get the necessary 60 votes to approve a temporary spending bill through February 16 that doesn't protect almost 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer lent his backing to the agreement during a speech on the chamber's floor. NumbersUSA, a group that advocates for reduced immigration, announcing its support Tuesday.

Word of the compromise deal struck in Washington sent U.S. stocks surging to new highs.

"After extensive discussions with Senators, on both sides of the aisle, I believe such a proposal would pass if it was understood that after February 8, the Senate would move to an immigration debate with an open amendment process if no agreement has been reached with the White House and House of Representatives", Graham said on Saturday.

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