The US Senate plans to introduce a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government open for business Wednesday; delaying a full budget vote until February 8th as legislators struggle to reach an agreement surrounding border security.
“The bill would fund the government through Feb. 8, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced. The Senate will take up the measure later Wednesday, the Kentucky Republican said. Lawmakers need to pass spending bills by midnight Friday to avoid a partial shutdown,” writes CNBC.
“We need the government to remain open for the American people,” McConnell told his fellow lawmakers.
“A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a request to comment on whether Trump would back a short-term spending bill. On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president would want to see what Congress passes before he decides whether to sign it,” adds the article.
Read the full story at CNBC.
HARRIS UNHINGED: Sen. Kamala Harris TRASHES SCHUMER’s Shutdown Surrender
Liberal Senator and possible 2020 presidential contender Kamala Harris blasted her Democratic colleagues for voting to re-open the federal government Monday afternoon, saying she voted against the bill to end the government shutdown because it did little to protect illegal immigrants.
A CNN congressional correspondent posted the Senator’s full statement on social media, where she slammed liberal legislators for caving to GOP demands on DACA, border security, and other immigration issues central to the Democrat decision to shutdown the federal government.
“The Majority Leader’s comments last night fell far short of the ironclad guarantee I needed to support a stopgap spending bill,” said Harris. “I refuse to put the lives of nearly 700,000 young people in the hands of someone who has repeatedly gone back on his word.”
Full @SenKamalaHarris statement on the government funding bill: pic.twitter.com/fTGJQNAur1
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 22, 2018
Despite the left-leaning Senator’s opposition, the Senate voted to approve the financial resolution; passing by a margin of 80-18 after dozens of Democrats switched their votes under Schumer’s instruction.
The Democratic hold-outs include Sens. Harris, Warren, Gillibrand, Sanders, and Booker -all likely contenders for the Democratic nomination in 2020.
HELL FREEZES OVER: Trump Thanks ‘CRAZY’ Jim Acosta Over ‘Schumer Shutdown’
President Trump stunned the mainstream media and political pundits Tuesday morning, thanking CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta for admitting that the Democrats were to blame for the three-day long ‘Schumer Shutdown.’
The President praised Acosta on social media, saying “even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees” that President Trump and GOP Congressional leaders defeated the Democratic filibuster and re-opened the federal government.
“Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: ‘Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.’ Thank you for your honesty Jim!” tweeted the President.
Even Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN agrees: “Trump World and WH sources dancing in end zone: Trump wins again…Schumer and Dems caved…gambled and lost.” Thank you for your honesty Jim!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2018
The thawing of relations between the President and Acosta likely won’t last. Just last week President Trump tossed the CNN correspondent from a press briefing; pointing at the door and telling Acosta to “get out.”