Dem Ire, GOP Dodge On Trump Meeting Roil DACA Hearing
- Author: Joanne Flowers Jan 19, 2018,
Jan 19, 2018, 3:09
- Roby joined a chorus of Republicans who say the Democrats are playing a political game by threatening a government shutdown, and a failure to extend CHIP, if a deal on DACA isn't included in the spending bill.
If the government closes and its employees are furloughed, it will be the first time under unified party control of Congress and the White House.
The most recent CR in late December had enough support among House Republicans to pass without help from Democrats, some of whom voted for it nonetheless, and it cruised through the Senate with 17 Democratic votes.
Rep. Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) appeared alongside some of her fellow House Republicans yesterday to call attention to the importance of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in Alabama.
Some hard-line conservatives had objected to the short-term measure because it does not guarantee enough military spending and enough cuts in other areas. But Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, expressed optimism Thursday morning that Republicans will have the votes to pass the bill in the House.
"As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we were not just spinning our wheels", Mr McConnell said. "I am sure where he stands". Trump has responded that the media accounts are inaccurate and on Tuesday the president said he wanted immigrants to come to America from everywhere.
As a result, he added "it's too early to say" whether a shutdown could have an effect on the roll out of the legislation. "That would be their decision to make".
Unable to hold back, he blasted the GOP's short-term bill. Dick Durbin (D-IL). Doug Jones, D-Alabama.
The possibility of a government shutdown grew dramatically Thursday as House and Senate GOP leaders struggled to round up the votes to keep the government open past midnight Friday...
"I started crying", said Martinez, 29, a Wal-Mart staff auditor who lives in Bentonville, of when she heard about the order.
I urge you to contact Sens.
House GOP leaders are cautiously optimistic they can muster the votes for their short-term funding bill released Tuesday night.
The newly gracious Trump was pummeled by parts of his right-wing base for embracing the view of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whom he had derided in 2016 for calling on us to love our immigrant brothers and sisters. "As a longtime member of the Appropriations Committee, I know the importance of funding the military and government agencies for a full-year".
They are counting on most Democrats to back their deal, given the generous amnesty, but they need to persuade Republicans to buy in.
If Congress can not reach a deal on immigration, and a budget, they expect a short-term budget deal that would keep the government up and running after Friday.
Trump drew worldwide condemnation after reports emerged that he had questioned the value of taking immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean nation of Haiti during a closed-door meeting with lawmakers at the White House last Thursday, referring to them as "shithole" countries. "And there is no way in the world to fix this problem without dealing with the DACA issue".
The conservative House Freedom Caucus is holding out for changes to the CR, including to immigration and the length of military funding (its members want it extended beyond February).
Republicans can not fund the government on their own and one of the long talked-about solutions to getting Democrats on board had been to come up with a plan to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program that protects those who entered the U.S.as undocumented minors.
A bipartisan group of senators, including Sens. It would also define eligibility criteria for DACA, among other provisions.
"A minimal function of Congress is to fund the government", Shah told reporters aboard Air Force One. The White House gave Congress until March 5 to pass a "DACA fix". He has taken to referring to the Democratic Senate whip, Richard J. Durban (Ill.), as "Dicky" - a childish (as well as unimaginative) insult that reminds us the president of the United States is every bit the man-child Michael Wolff portrayed in his book.
While top GOPers have yet to decide where they stand on a short-term funding bill, Republicans are set to meet on a deal this week.