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Democratic and Republican negotiators have reached "an agreement in principle" on a spending bill that would avert a government shutdown.
"We reached an agreement in principle between us on all the homeland security and the other six bills," said Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.).
Democratic and Republican negotiators said they were optimistic about striking a broad spending deal as soon as Monday night as congressional dealmakers sought to avoid revisiting another government shutdown at the end of this week.
Amid a breakneck series of meetings aimed at funding a quarter of the government and providing a bipartisan border security deal, the top spending committee lawmakers said they would reconvene late into the night to try
bad at math but that seems like a 5th of what he wanted ,we will possibly hear a response to this from his rally in Elpaso tonight , it would also need to pass the house and be signed by trump
The two sides are also still far apart on Trump’s demands for a border wall, with Democrats resisting efforts to fund new fencing but open to fixing existing barriers. The numbers discussed for border funding range from $1-2 billion, far short of Trump’s ask of $5.7 billion. House Democrats have begun preparing a stopgap spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security that could last all the way until September. Democrats discussed the idea on a conference call on Sunday afternoon, though no final decisions have been made, according to two aides briefed on the discussion. Speaker Nancy Pelosi was also on the call. But even a continuing resolution for DHS could be thorny, as Democrats consider trying to block efforts from the Trump administration to shift money around within the federal government to fund Trump’s border wall. A January Democratic proposal included new restrictions on the administration’s ability to build the border wall with money in existing accounts. Without any changes though, Democrats fear that any status-quo spending bill could still fail in the House. The new Democratic majority would be approving another $1.3 billion for fencing without any reduction in detention beds — which the White House has been pushing. “It’s a tough sell,” another Democratic aide briefed on the talks said. The other government departments that need funding are less contentious and could be approved more easily.
originally posted by: RalagaNarHallas
going by his comments at the rally i dont think hes gonna go for the deal,and thats if it passes the house
originally posted by: MisterSpock
At this point I hope he just says screw it and uses defense spending, and dump money in. Not just the 25 he wanted, but allocate like 100M at it.
Nobody is "changing sides" at this point. The lines are drawn and people are in their camps.
ETA: Shut down all border crossings for a month while he's at it, and put pressure on mexico to stop ferrying on these people from their poorly policed southern border.
originally posted by: Plotus
It appears He is now saying "Were going to build the wall anyway" latest headline.
originally posted by: Aazadan
So yes, I'm fine with it. It's literally no money for a wall, and all the controversial things Trump is doing are getting less funding. It's a total loss for him, and I am more than happy with that.