Dems align on plan to fund gov't, end shutdown — BREAKING

Dems align on plan to fund gov't, end shutdown — BREAKING

With Trump continuing to blame Democrats for closing the government-Twitter Trends has a different take on whose fault it is, though-he tweeted some advice early Sunday morning to the Senate Republican leadership.

Republicans have a tenuous one-seat majority in the Senate but would have needed to lure some Democrats to their side to get a 60 vote supermajority to bring the motion forward.

However, Schumer said he and the Senate's leading Republican Mitch McConnell had "come to an arrangement" and there was now a "real pathway" to a vote on the immigration bill.

For now, then, "non-essential" government workers will be furloughed, military personnel may go without pay and national parks will likely close until a deal is reached.

Invoking the nuclear option that Trump suggested would require the Senate to have a simply majority to pass a bill.

"The battle lines are entrenched in this through Sunday night", the official said.

"I am happy to continue my discussion with the majority leader about reopening the government. We will make a long-term deal on immigration if, and only if, it's good for our country".

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer

"We have agreed that we would accept that in the House and so we will see sometime today whether or not they have the votes for that".

Both officials appeared baffled by the Democrats' decision to shut down the government, asserting that there was nothing in the current funding resolution that Democrats actually opposed.

Then as Monday began, Trump goaded Democrats from the sidelines, accusing them of shutting down the government to win concessions on immigration, in service of "their far left base".

On Saturday, the U.S. Army Fort Drum &!0th Mountain Division Facebook page posted a list a rundown of things affected and not affected from the shutdown.

The shutdown was spurred by the inability of Congress to reach a deal to resolve the status of "Dreamers" - undocumented migrants brought into the United States as children.

In a Senate floor speech on Sunday, McConnell accused Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of imperiling children's health care, military training, veterans' care and other programs. Just prior to the shutdown vote in the Senate, a poll came out that sort of, kind of, confirms the GOP's thinking.

The Senate leader then added, "He's insisted that he won't support any legislation at all for the American people - no matter how noncontroversial or how bipartisan - unless we pass a bill on illegal immigration first".

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