Schumer kills deal that would protect Dreamers for wall funding

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The short-term measure passed Monday will keep the government open through February 8. With Monday's votes, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, with an on-the-sidelines President Donald Trump, essentially postponed a crisis.

Nancy Pelosi didn't back the deal to reopen the government, and the chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus said of Senate Democrats: "They are getting their butts kicked".

Sanders said Tuesday that the bipartisan compromise negotiated by Sens.

In terms of a DACA deal, Democrats are counting on the fact that many Republicans don't want to be blamed for DACA recipients being deported after the program expires in March, so they're planning to ramp up the pressure as the midterm elections approach, especially in races where Republicans face tough battles to keep their seats. He chided Democrats and said he hoped that everyone could remember the lesson that "brinksmanship and hostage-taking do not work". Shutdowns may make good partisan theater, but they don't make any winners. He called on the Senate to "focus on the common good" and not the "warped priorities of extreme voices, no matter how loudly they shout at us to do otherwise".

But, less than three days into the shutdown, Schumer and several other Senate Democrats agreed to a spending deal they had previously rejected, so long as Republicans agreed to consider an immigration measure in the coming weeks. A 2013 immigration bill received bipartisan support in the Senate but never made it to the floor of the House.

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer earlier announced his party would vote with Republicans to end the shutdown, but in a sign of the poisoned politics of Washington, he pilloried Trump in the process. He's one of 10 Democrats running again in states that Trump won in 2016. We also still lack any serious commitment from Speaker Ryan on a vote to protect Dreamers.

At the White House, the administration said Tuesday that it expects Congress to move beyond a bipartisan deal to protect the undocumented immigrants that the president rejected during a vulgar exchange with lawmakers almost two weeks ago.

By noon, just before the first vote to end debate on the spending bill, the moderate Democrats were predicting passage. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Dianne Feinstein of California, Kirsten Gillibrand of NY and Cory Booker of New Jersey voted no, as did Independent Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Bayer, a Weinberg sophomore, echoed Cuautle's sentiments and added that the decision to hold out on a vote was "highly irresponsible" and rooted in an issue unrelated to the funding bill.


"American voters to the Democrats in Congress: We don't like you and we like your Republican counterparts even less", said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll. "We need new laws", she tweeted. In the House, it's Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. The measure now heads to the president's desk.

The shutdown began at midnight on Friday night, when Democrats refused to fund the government unless Republicans agreed to protect more than 700,000 so-called "Dreamers" - young immigrants who had been brought into the USA illegally while they were children.

"We're going to have to start on a new basis, and the wall is off the table", Schumer said.

US Republicans and Democratic senators green-lighted that compromise deal Monday morning, signalling an end to the shutdown.

Republican leaders argued that, as they meant to debate an immigration bill in short order regardless, the concession amounted to precious little. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised an open debate and vote on protections for so-called Dreamers, but in reality that could go by the wayside if, three weeks hence, Democrats force another shutdown.

College Republicans' secretary of events Dominic Bayer and public relations secretary Sammy Cuautle placed blame on Senate Democrats, who blocked the temporary spending bill and did not initially concede despite the risk of a shutdown.

On Saturday, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. He said the only way to get the president and the House on board with an immigration bill was to pass it in the Senate with overwhelming support.

But Republicans had insisted no agreement was possible while federal government services were closed.

"That basically sets the DACA discussion back", he told reporters.

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