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Republicans bring Trump budget plan to Senate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/22/19, 11:45 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s proposed plan to reopen the parts of the federal government affected by the partial shutdown heads to the Senate floor this week but likely will not find enough bipartisan support to pass. On Saturday, the president offered to pair funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border with protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, commonly called “Dreamers,” along with temporary protections for those fleeing some countries affected by natural disasters or violence. The deal still includes $5.7 billion for border security and a wall. Democrats quickly dismissed his proposal as a “non-starter,” arguing it merely restored immigration provisions the president had previously taken away. Senate Republicans included the proposal in the End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act on Monday. A summary of the bill revealed it also would allocate $12.7 billion for disaster relief funding.

Republicans hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate but need some support from across the aisle to earn the 60 votes required for a budget bill to advance. So far, no Democrats have defected from their party’s closed ranks on the issue. Meanwhile, The New York Times reported that House Democrats are willing to approve an additional $1 billion for border security, though that does not include funding for a wall.

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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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    Posted: Tue, 01/22/2019 07:59 pm

    Trump should just call a state of emergency start building the wall before the Dems bring millions more to the invisible wall and someone gets shot.

    Obama got money out of thin air for the Iran and terrorism. Why is that ok and a wall not ok?



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    Posted: Wed, 01/23/2019 02:57 pm

    I'm no expert on this issue, but I think that move (emergency funding) might get immediately blocked through a court fight, removing any benefit to the emergency funding. 

    Posted: Tue, 01/22/2019 08:01 pm

    Trump should take care of money for the important parts of gov't. But not for Pelosi's armed guards guarding her home.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 01/23/2019 04:46 pm

    My hope is that while the leftists are focused on stopping “The Wall,” President Trump can accomplish things on other fronts. Like appointing Constitutionalist Judges.  And pushing back against discrimination towards Christian ministries working to place foster children. And negotiating with North Korea.  And supporting representative government in Venezuela. And aiding the Nigerian government in stopping Boko Haram. And pushing the sanctions on Iran to get them to stop their nuclear weapons development. And preventing rules that allowed adult men in restrooms with girls  

    And a host of other things where the previous administration failed to act, or took action to promote evil.