Republicans and Democrats work to bridge gap on budget deal

Posted January 27, 2018

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the chamber would support a Senate bill to temporarily end the US government shutdown as it entered its second day.

As the start of the working week begins in the United States, and with Republicans and Democrats still unable to come to an agreement over government spending, hundreds of thousands federal employees will not be allowed to report for duty.

The Senate adjourned on Sunday night with no deal to end the government, but the deal that McConnell has offered Democrats is on a promise of a DACA vote by February 8, McConnell made the same promise in December and broke it.

"Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our unsafe southern Border", Trump had tweeted earlier.

"They need to rise above politics and vote to reopen the government", Stefanik said.

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"What the president did this morning is try and shed some light on the fact that, if ordinary rules prevailed, the majority rules of the Senate, the government would be open as of today", White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said on CNN Sunday in explaining Trump's tweet.

U.S. President Donald Trump has been busy on Twitter, writing, " Democrats are far more concerned with illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our unsafe Southern Border.

But Democrats taking a hard line on legislation connecting government funding to the popular program known as DACA appear to have the backing of their constituents, and more overall say President Donald Trump or the Republicans in Congress would be responsible for a shutdown if one happens.

But, Schumer added, "There are various compromises being bandied about, and I'm always willing to listen to compromises".

On Friday, the four-week spending bill failed with both Democrats and Republican defections.

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A "paralysis" has set in, he said, because "the president can't make a deal and congressional Republicans won't".

Democrats say short-term spending legislation must include protections for illegal immigrants brought to the USA as children, known as "Dreamers".

Senate Democrats have so far not agreed to support a revised bill without concessions on immigration from the GOP.

With Trump continuing to blame Democrats for closing the government-Twitter Trends has a different take on whose fault it is, though-he tweeted some advice early Sunday morning to the Senate Republican leadership.

The shutdown has overshadowed Mr Trump's first year anniversary as president.

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