US Senate votes to fund government, end shutdown — SHUTDOWN VOTE

US Senate votes to fund government, end shutdown — SHUTDOWN VOTE

"He spoke compassionately about immigration, tough on security, wanted bipartisanship".

"It would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address DACA, border security and related issues", McConnell said, adding: "It is also my intention to take up legislation on increased defence spending, disaster relief and other important matters" then.

The government shutdown will continue into Monday.

Both the Democratic and Republican leaders in the Senate said that they were continuing with their negotiations and short out their differences so as to end the government shutdown.

President Trump sits at his desk in February.

Democrats have blocked a House-passed temporary funding bill to reopen the government's doors through Feb. 16.

Whatever form the shutdown's end game takes, it'll take a serious toll in Washington, Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak said.

- Reuters pic WASHINGTON, Jan 23 - US senators struck a deal yesterday to lift a three-day government shutdown as Democrats agreed to end the standoff in exchange for President Donald Trump's Republicans promising a debate on the future of young illegal immigrants. This is the result of a confused, chaotic White House.

Some Democrats voiced particularly strong dissent after news of the senators' deal. This is not Mitch McConnell's shutdown.

But Senate leaders have been wary of such a move in the past, as it could come back to haunt them the next time Democrats hold a majority.

Republicans now control the chamber 51-49.

Republicans said they would refuse to negotiate on immigration until Democrats provide the votes to re-open the government.

McConnell has long defended the filibuster. "They don't want to do it but are powerless!"

The emerging approach found advocates in South Carolina Sen.

Like the reporting you see here? Whether Mr Trump would back the emerging plan or any later proposal on immigration is an open question.

"I am pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses", Trump said in a statement.

"I think we stay confident about our message", Rep. Mark Walker, the Chairman of the conservative Republican Study Committee told me off cam.

US President Donald Trump said in September he was shutting the scheme, after previously saying they would be protected.

He says, "What we should be doing is negotiating". He expressed openness to extending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, only to reject a bipartisan proposal. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Doug Jones, D-Ala., and a group of six Republicans Monday afternoon to chart a path forward on immigration.

Vice President Mike Pence is blasting Congress for playing politics with military pay by failing to keep the government open. But you deserve better. "Once it gets to the point it's at now, it's about finding a way for both sides to save face".

"There were no commitments made in the House" as legislators worked to end the government shutdown, House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana said Monday, warning against any "amnesty" measure.

Democratic lawmakers challenged the president to get more involved and to accept bipartisanship, and they accused Trump of hurting negotiations by initially expressing support for a compromise Friday and then abruptly turning it away. At the time, Trump told "Fox & Friends" that the ultimate blame for a shutdown lies at the top. He says he's opposed to short-term fiscal bills. But Schumer said that last Friday in a White House meeting, he put the wall "on the table" to win an extension for Dreamers.

Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer announced that he and Sen. In phone calls earlier in the day, these senators thought he was on board.

"This will be called the 'Trump shutdown, '" Schumer continued.

According to a report in The Guardian, federal law requires agencies to shut down if Congress has not appropriated money to fund them.

Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, a leading voice in Congress' immigration battles, said Monday's pact provided no assurances that Dreamers would be protected from deportation.

Nonetheless, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney predicted a deal would be reached by Monday, when most government offices are to reopen after the weekend.

In anticipation of an imminent government shutdown, Trump cancelled his planned trip to Mar-a-Lago, his Florida mansion, where he intended to celebrate his first anniversary at the White House on Saturday. "Graham chooses to support legislation that sides with people in this country illegally and unlawfully instead of our own American citizens, we're going nowhere", he said.

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