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United States govt shutdown for second time in three weeks

United States govt shutdown for second time in three weeks

Funding for the federal government has temporarily lapsed after Sen. She said the president only wants wants a long term deal on immigration. If it is not, the result would be an actual shutdown, the second of 2018, after a three-day shutdown in January.

"No one would suggest it is flawless but we worked hard to find common ground", said Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell. Budget maneuvers would be used to add more domestic spending, allowing Democrats to claim that defense and non-defense are being treated equally.

The massive two-year budget deal proposed by Senate leaders Wednesday would raise budget caps by $300 billion in the next two years, increases the debt ceiling and offer up more than $80 billion in disaster relief for hurricane-ravaged Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Here are the three occasions when funding lapsed and significant government shutdowns occurred. The short-term spending and long-term budget package is expected to receive broad support in the Senate. Still, leaders expected they could thread the needle to find the votes to pass the bill in both the House and Senate. Democrats canceled plans for a retreat on Maryland's Eastern Shore that was scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

The unexpected turn of events dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours and underscored the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's most basic fiscal obligations of keeping the government open. "Every one of those republicans complained about President Obama's deficits and yet now we have them out there bragging and pushing and doing everything they can to get their trillion dollar deficit through". But the conservative House Freedom Caucus said it opposed the measure.

That meant the bill's passage was not assured in the House of Representatives and would need some Democratic support.

She said she wanted an assurance from Ryan that he would take up the issue of immigration in the coming weeks.

There are 238 Republicans in the House and 193 Democrats. "It really is frustrating, at this late hour, that we can't even get a committment from the Speaker of the House".

The Kentucky Republican took the floor to blast the increase in federal spending limits, and in particular the fiscal irresponsibility of his own party.

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But there's restiveness among Democrats as well.

But many Democrats were unhappy with the compromise as well because it doesn't tackle immigration - specifically addressing the plight of DREAMers, including the roughly 700,000 immigrants who are in the US illegally after being brought to the country as children and who are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is set to expire on March 5.

Jennie Willoughby, one of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter's ex-wives, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday she's concerned about the safety of Porter's current girlfriend, White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, and "if he hasn't already been abusive with Hope, he will be".

Democrats need a net gain of 24 seats in the House and two in the Senate to win back control of both chambers in November's elections.

The episode was a clear defeat for those who had followed a risky strategy to use the party's leverage on the budget to address immigration. "So that's an alternative we're going to suggest to him and work with him on". "Whatever it is to keep our military going, I'll do it".

Dreamers were shielded from deportation under the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

He lamented that a broader deal is being held up by disputes over Trump's proposals to cut legal immigration. "You can essentially accomplish the same thing by a point-of-order and get a vote".

"We do not have a wall, so we will never solve this problem [with migration]".


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