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25 January 2018, 02:12 | Christie Tate

Government Shuts Down as Senate Fails to Advance Spending Measure


"Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants", the ad said. Trump on Sunday urged senators to change the chamber's rules to a simple majority - and work instead on a long term spending bill.

But most legislation requires 60 Senate votes to pass, giving Democrats leverage.

Ryan also said Democrats "are complicit with not getting things done" and claimed the party "blew up negotiations".

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. The promise of a vote on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, although it could be reneged on, is something Democrats didn't have before.

Both Republicans and Democrats are playing politics, and both will pay with voters for shutting down the US Government.

"Americans know Republicans own the Trump Shutdown", said Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY).

"This shutdown is going to get a lot worse tomorrow", McConnell (R-Ky.) warned Sunday from the Senate floor. "We have to acknowledge our respect for the minority, and that is what the Senate tries to do in its composition and in its procedure".

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of IL said on ABC's "This Week" that eliminating the 60-vote threshold "would be the end of the Senate as it was originally devised and created going back to our Founding Fathers".

Funding for federal agencies ran out Saturday with Trump and Republican lawmakers locked in a standoff with Democrats.

The government shut down on Friday when the chamber failed to cast the necessary 60 votes to pass a stop-gap bill to fund the government through February 16.

One emerging possible solution has been floated by Republican Sen.

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Sanders maintains that government funding legislation must provide legal status for the roughly 700,000 young immigrants brought illegally to the children.

The main stumbling block in agreeing a deal is immigration and the DACA programme to protect from deportation the so-called "Dreamers" - 700,000 immigrants who arrived illegally in the U.S. as children. While there have been multiple bills introduced in Congress, GOP leadership has not committed to bringing up any specific legislation.

But Schumer said on the Senate floor it was time to get back to work, and lashed out at Trump.

"When you sit with the President. you can see that he really wants to do it", he said.

Mr. Trump also said: "This is the One Year Anniversary of my Presidency and the Democrats wanted to give me a nice present".

"There's a bunch of different ways to fix this", Mulvaney said. He sat to Trump's right during a televised negotiation at the White House on January 9, when it appeared - if only for a fleeting moment - that he and Trump could reach a deal.

President Donald Trump on Monday (Jan 22) claimed victory after Democrats agreed to a stopgap deal to reopen USA government offices and end a political crisis in Washington.

"I think frankly our trust is more with our colleagues, that they will hold him accountable", said Sen.

Democrats have laid blame at Trump's feet, saying the president rejected a sweeping deal on spending and immigration hours before the Friday shutdown deadline. Senator Mitch McConnell is seen here speaking on the night of the shutdown.

All we have to do is pass the common sense legislation that the senate is now considering - ending a government shutdown and ensuring healthcare continues for vulnerable children.

The House would still have to approve any deal that the Senate reaches. However, it is not clear there are enough votes to move that legislation forward in the Senate.

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