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Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Government Shutdown 2018: What Happens Now?

Government Shutdown 2018: What Happens Now?

He tweeted that the month-long funding measure should not contain money for a children's health insurance program - funds his administration has expressly supported - then the White House quickly said he indeed supports the legislation.

"Congress needs to do its job and provide full funding of our troops and military with a two-year budget caps deal", Raj Shah, a deputy White House press secretary, said in the statement. "They don't want security at the border, they don't want to stop drugs, they want to take money away from our military which we can not do". "He will not let it be held hostage by Democrats", Shah wrote.

The bill would keep the government open through February 16 while extending CHIP and rolling back several taxes in the Affordable Care Act.

But the bill, facing blowback from Republican lawmakers in both the House and the Senate, does not appear to have enough votes to pass. On Tuesday, a separate bill-introduced by the Republican Will Hurd, of Texas, and the Democrat Pete Aguilar, of California-emerged in the House, with broad bipartisan support. Trump reportedly asked during an Oval Office meeting with Graham and Durbin.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., taunted Democrats, saying, "My friends on the other side of the aisle do not oppose a single thing in this bill" and "can't possibly explain" their opposition to voters.

In a tweet Tuesday, Trump claimed that "Democrats want to shut down the Government over Amnesty for all and Border Security". In 2013, Graham was a member of the bipartisan "Gang of Eight", which brokered a deal on comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate, only to watch the initiative die in the House.

But even as Republicans showed a united front against Democrats on the shutdown, there were questions in GOP ranks about whether the House could pass a temporary funding measure, as a number of House Republicans said they were still ready to vote against that funding bill, not pleased with lack of action on spending by the Congress. "Instead, Republicans and the president seem intent on pursing a policy of intransigence".

"We don't have a reliable partner at the White House to negotiate with", Sen. "And if that means we've got to close the place down and restart it under better management, I'm all for that".

Republicans goal is to force Democrats into the uncomfortable position of choosing between funding CHIP and their effort to win legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants known as "dreamers". Trump rejected a deal brought to him by bipartisan Senate negotiators on Thursday. But I know this: We are going to fight for the Dream Act. "They point at each other and nothing gets done", he said.

A pair of Republican senators, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Senator David Perdue of Georgia who were in the meeting, previously said they didn't recall Trump using that vulgar word. "The president wants a long-term reauthorization [solution] for CHIP, and this CR does exactly that".

President Donald Trump will also be on Capitol Hill for a ceremony later in the day. And I don't know what's going to happen this week. "I will tell General Kelly: I've been doing this for a very long time", he said.

The bill will also include extras like funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program and a delay of some Obamacare taxes. The election-year attack would involve letters from governors and statistics from individual states, according to a senior aide.

Trump, before entering the Pentagon, said the government "very well could" shut down and that whether that happens is "up to the Democrats". Later in the morning, he again raised the specter of a shutdown. "It's the worst way in the world to run the military and the government in general".

Early Thursday, some Republicans signaled that their patience with the president was wearing thin. "It's important to us", he said. "President Trump shot a 73 in windy and wet conditions!" he tweeted after one outing in October.

"It seems to be a work in progress. No one has completely pinned down what's coming next", he said.

But Trump said he might he might avoid getting involved in primaries.

Mills cautioned, "This is likely to be a week of brinkmanship and the potential of a government shutdown is elevated".

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