Voters blame Trump, Democrats equally for government shutdown

Trump signs bill reopening government

Trump signs bill reopening government

Following intense political scrutiny, the Democrats were forced to give up their demands and support the bill to re-fund government which delivered a small victory to Trump's Republicans.

The measure that has approved continued funding of the government is only effective until February 8 where a new vote may see the government face another shutdown.

The first three pillars are largely Republican priorities, while the last - fixing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program - is a cause championed by the Democrats.

The president also said he would meet again with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., despite their failed government shutdown-ending talks last week and his harsh words about his fellow New Yorker on Twitter since. The Republican president took a new swipe at Democrats as he celebrated the Senate's pact.

In a press release, United We Dream said it was "outraged" by Democrats' seeming betrayal. But they will not pass that deal until everything else on this list, especially immigration, is resolved.

If Republicans can't hold a majority in the Senate, they may have to switch to very short temporary funding bills, and more to the point they may have to actually negotiate a deal, both on DACA and on the full-year spending bill. "Instead of standing up for principle and for the lives of young people, congressional leaders met the moment with games", Jimenez said. They mostly grew up in the United States.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump's long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called Dreamer immigrants from deportation. Democrats, as a condition of supporting a new spending stopgap, demanded a resolution of the uncertain future Trump created for the Dreamers with his DACA order past year.

"Now, serious negotiations can resume", Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said.

After a three-day shutdown, Congress voted to reopen the government- for now.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who became a national conservative hero during his 2016 presidential run, hopes Congress does not "pass an amnesty bill providing amnesty and a path to citizenship for millions of people here illegally along with chain migration".

The agreement was contingent on a promise from the GOP that Congress would revisit the immigration issue-specifically the fate of young undocumented immigrants, or "Dreamers", formerly protected under DACA-in the next few weeks.

Sanders said the White House framework is based on dozens of conversations Trump and his staff have had with members of both parties and that "it addresses all of the different things that we've heard from all of the various stakeholders" during the past several months.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has weighed in on the still-brewing federal battle over spending and immigration, agreeing with progressive Democrats that the party should draw a hard line and stop compromising with President Trump from winning a total victory on those issues.

KELLY: But that has been the open question - is what he would support - any more clarity on that today?

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) walk out of a Democratic Caucus meeting at the US Capitol on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. Markets have absorbed the shutdown drama over the past week. And until we know that, it's not entirely clear whether a deal can get done or not.

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