Trump Says Democrats Caved Over Shutdown

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The House followed the Senate in passing legislation Monday afternoon to reopen the government after the shutdown 266-150. Lindsey Graham is already taking heat for saying an immigration deal between the Trump White House and Congressional Democrats failed was because of meddling by White House adviser Stephen Miller, according to Fox News.

Peters was part of a bipartisan group of 22 senators who crafted a compromise to end the three-day government shutdown.

Senate Democrats, who tried to pressure Republicans to reach a deal on immigration by blocking a vote on temporary funding, agreed to a three-week stopgap spending measure.

"After several discussions, offers, counteroffers, the Republican leader and I have come to an arrangement", said Schumer.

Democrats have aligned behind a plan to reopen the federal government as the Senate heads toward a key vote.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats supported the bill on condition that the Republicans address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to allow for children of illegal immigrants to stay in the country. It was the Dreamers issue that mainly led to the shutdown.

After the bill passed the Senate, Majority Leader Sen. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who caucuses with Democrats, also voted against ending debate.

US President Donald Trump also had appealed to the Senate to abolish the filibuster.

A sign announces the closure of the Library of Congress after President Donald Trump and the US Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies in Washington US Jan 20 2018. Reuters
Trump Says Democrats Caved Over Shutdown

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of failing to help reach a deal.

President Trump signed a short-term spending bill that will fund the government through February 8, ending a weekend-long government shutdown.

If there is ever a sequel to the Bill Murray movie "Groundhog Day", Murray's character should be a member of congress voting on a spending bill.

There are roughly 700,000 young people were brought to the United States illegally as children, mainly from Mexico and Central America.

DACA, a presidential initiative under former President Barack Obama, shielded about 800,000 undocumented migrants who were brought to the country illegally as children from deportation before Trump abruptly ended it past year.

But some Democrats and activists argued Monday that the comments of the Kentucky Republican fell short of the immigration guarantee they wanted, with Sen.

Trump canceled a personal trip to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida over the weekend so that he could be on hand to sign the funding measures into law.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted against Congress's 4th short-term spending bill in 5 months that fails to include a year-long budget for our military and government agencies, funding for community health centers, and a permanent fix for our country's DREAMers. Washington has been hampered by frequent threats of a shutdown in recent years as the two parties fight over spending, immigration and other issues.

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