US Senate rushes to clinch budget deal to avert govt shutdown

The government could shut down if Congress doesn't act this week

The government could shut down if Congress doesn't act this week

"The next deadline to fund the government is Thursday".

Last year, Trump ended the program known as DACA that provided people in the country illegally who were brought to the United States as children temporary protections from deportation.

Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., said House Republicans have run out of patience with the Senate and that lawmakers want to "impress upon them the significance of funding our defense". McConnell has said he will allow the Senate to debate an immigration bill on its own after Friday if the government remains open.

Will the government shut down? But it's a bet that requires McConnell to follow through on his word and for the debate to change as Democrats believe it will. A federal court blocked the Trump administration last month from ending the program, and the administration's appeal is pending before the Supreme Court.

Legal protections for Dreamers are set to end on March 5, though Trump has hinted at an extension to that deadline and a federal court ordered the acceptance of DACA renewals. The government briefly shut down in January after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on funding that included both a DACA fix and funding for a border wall and other immigration enforcement priorities.

Even if House GOP leaders are able to muscle their bill to passage without Democratic votes, as seems likely thanks to backing from the conservative House Freedom Caucus, the outcome in the Senate is uncertain.

However, the bill is short-term only and only extends the government until February 8 before a long-term deal can take place. "I'm going to structure it in such a way that's fair to everyone", he said". Dick Durbin of IL have their bill, which the White House has dismissed. There had also been assurances given to Sen.

Democrats were hoping to get support from a bloc of 10 to 15 business-first Republicans led by Maine Sen. Neither promise was met, though the senators involved have signed off on the delays.

The House would later pass, mostly along party lines in a 245-182 vote, a six-week measure that the White House's Office of Management and Budget said the president would support.

It might not come to that. Democrats oppose that idea. "It is an effort by them to make a different immigration policy in the future, one that envisions an America that is much different than it is today".

The third-ranking House Republican, Representative Steve Scalise, said negotiations over the debt ceiling were being coupled with the Senate budget talks.

Remember how Congress recently solved a government shutdown? Gary Peters (D-MI) told reporters. The bill would need a coalition of the middle against the extremes, and it's just not clear how big the extremes are, or what they will think their best play will be. "But I guess we'll see". When asked if McConnell was referring to amendments as well, McConnell spokeswoman Antonia Ferrier told CNN the floor process was still not decided but "60 votes is a reality in the Senate" and "is a reality on amendments as well". "I don't think so".

The House is scheduled to vote on the measure on Tuesday evening, according to House majority leader Kevin McCarthy's schedule. There have been four such extensions approved by Congress since the fiscal year began October 1 last year. She said they are making progress, but still have a ways to go. "We worked hard to find common ground and remained focused on serving the American people".

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