Schumer says "some progress" made during meeting with Trump


"Making progress - four week extension would be best!" What I find more heartbreaking is that Democrats are forcing Republicans to delay devising a spending bill that will increase funding for our military, which desperately needs it to defend us after having its budget gutted during the Obama years.

In 2018, he was the leader of the House Freedom Caucus, demanding more military spending and a promise from GOP leaders for a House vote on an immigration bill that's far more restrictive than bipartisan measures that have emerged in Congress.

The commander-in-chief had hoped to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his first year in the Oval Office Saturday with fat cat pals at his golf resort, and may still leave on Saturday morning if a bill is passed Friday.

Not speaking to each other: McConnell and Schumer. White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said the White House is continuing to have conversations with congressional leaders.

"The Senate will likely jam us", Dent predicted. But that legislation to extend government funding still faces challenges, particularly after conservatives won concessions that could set up a shutdown in the coming weeks.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., also urged Senate Democrats to pass the stopgap measure. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats are unified behind a "no" vote. Neither was Ryan, who was addressing the "March for Life" rally around the same time.

"The feeling among House Republicans is that their chamber did it's job and now it's the Senate's turn to avert a shutdown at midnight Friday", says The Hill.

In recent months, the two major United States parties have been locked in a stalemate over a number of issues, including efforts to secure new protections for young undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers". "I'm just going to work and work and work to keep the government open", West Virginia Democratic Sen. "I have confidence we'll pass this".

A GOP aide piled on.

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When asked by CNN if he was anxious about Trump meeting with only Schumer, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, tweeted a rebuttal. Even if the measure make its way through the House, strong Democratic opposition and uncertain backing by Republicans have dimmed its prospects in the Senate. "They say the public supports a deal, and that Republicans" own divisions on spending give Democrats an opening.

Following President Trump's decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which offered legal protections to the dreamers, Democratic lawmakers indicated that they would seek to tie the issue to a vote on funding the government.

In 2013, Republican Sen. Dick Durbin. In that same meeting Trump used vulgar language to describe the African countries where some immigrants come from.

The U.S. Senate is expected to resume debate Friday morning on a bill to fund the government through mid-February.

Even so, most Democrats were ready to oppose the legislation, and GOP conservatives were threatening to defect as well. "Every member of the Senate has strong feelings, sometimes we win, sometimes we lose, but when you are in the minority-they do not control the White House, they do not control the United States Senate-they can not force the American people to give them what they want". Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley said it had a "pep rally" atmosphere but was largely about stating the current situation. In either case, he said, a government shutdown would be the Democrats' fault. "In terms of any long range planning and the damage they do to national security".

"The President supports the continuing resolution introduced in the House", Shah said. "We can't keep kicking the can down the road". "We need to get his resolved, we need to get to agreement".

"They're in charge", Schumer said Friday as he entered his Capitol office.

Republican Senator Tom Cotton said he was willing to provide protection to DACA recipients in future negotiations. They are leaving it at telling members to stay flexible.