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US House Passes Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown, Senate in Doubt

US House Passes Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown, Senate in Doubt

Republicans went on to retake control of the Senate in the 2014 midterm elections. Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) were the only two senators opposing that step. But the bill was expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate Friday, given opposition from most.

The House passed a measure Thursday night, but the effort is running into stiff resistance in the Senate, where Democrats are digging their heels in over immigration and there aren't enough GOP votes.

The White House remains optimistic the stopgap measure will pass. "Nobody I know is against CHIP, or delaying the Cadillac tax or delaying the medical device tax", said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.).

But as possible presidential candidates have upped up their criticism, numerous Democrats up for reelection this year have, for the most part, tried to stay out of the spotlight.

Senate Minority Leader, Sen.

Democrats insist they don't want the government to shut down this weekend, but their votes don't back up their claims.

Trump is referring to the Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP.

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President Donald Trump wasn't helping matters, injecting confusion by tweeting Thursday that a children's health care program should not be part of a short-term budget agreement.

The risk for Democrats in O'Donnell's plan is that Republicans would pass the short-term CR and keep the government open on their own, but a CR for a few days or a month doesn't solve the problem. "They still don't have the votes here", Meadows said. The 850,000 federal workers who would be furloughed without pay might be wondering what they'll do without a paycheck, but in Congress and the White House the question that remains is the one posed by The Washington Post: "Who will win in the court of public opinion?". Bob Casey were among the Democratic lawmakers avoiding direct answers in recent days on whether they would vote for a funding bill while DACA's fate hangs in the balance. "The government stays open if they want it to stay open, and it shuts down if they want it to shut down. You are not dealing with these things". In a CBS News poll on Thursday, 90 percent of respondents back allowing DREAMers to stay in the US, but only 46 percent of those respondents think it's worth shutting down the government to protect them.

The U.S. Postal Service would continue to deliver mail, according to CNN. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). "The CHIP program is something I've wanted to reauthorize since September of a year ago".

This month, the Congressional Budget Office said reauthorising the programme for 10 years would actually save the government US$6 billion, easing the path to its renewal. Why were community health centers not extended?

"Parents who have kids with special or complete health needs are especially concerned that CHIP - that has already been allowed to expire - will never come back", Davis said. "The House bill is a joke, and does not have my support".

The mixed messages from the White House prompted a rebuke Wednesday from frustrated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "They need to do their job; we've done our job".

Senate rejection would leave the pathway ahead uncertain with only one guarantee: finger-pointing by both parties, which began as that chamber debated the measure late Thursday. In addition, he wants to mandate that all employers use E-verify to check the authorization status of new recruits against a federal database, end diversity visas for denizens of underrepresented countries, and, above all, cut legal immigration by taking away the ability of Americans and legal permanent residents to sponsor their siblings and parents, a process that Trump, borrowing nativist parlance, berates as "chain migration".


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