House Republicans were looking to line up backing on Wednesday before a possible vote on Thursday, but House Speaker Paul Ryan finds himself in a spot that would look familiar to former Speaker John Boehner: stuck deciding whether to find the votes he needs from the right flank of his own party or Democrats pursuing their own agenda.
"The GOP strategy seeks to force Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer of NY to decide whether this is the moment to force a showdown on immigration that results in a partial government shutdown in an election year", Bloomberg reported. "Real deadlines are occurring on Friday", said Ryan, who unveiled the proposal, known as a continuing resolution or CR, at a House Republican caucus meeting Tuesday evening.
At least some Democrats say they will not vote for any bill that doesn't also include a fix for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children, from being deported.
A bipartisan deal on immigration that would shield almost a million people from deportation lay in tatters after the president's reported use of vulgar language during a tense White House meeting last week set off clashes between Trump and key Democrats, including Senator Dick Durbin.
Rep. Mark Meadows, North Carolina Republican and leader of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, said enough of his members were ready to vote against the stopgap bill to prevent it from passing without Democratic votes. But the measure's prospects in the Senate remain much dimmer, keeping the chance of a government shutdown alive. "I don't think that they want a shutdown". While only three of the 34 House Armed Services Republicans voted against the last CR, more are threatening to do so this time, arguing the Pentagon can not get by on stopgap funding particularly without assurances of large full-year budget increases.
"It should not come to that [a shutdown]", Democratic Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado said Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press program. Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) are steadfast on needing protections for DACA recipients in the new bill in order to throw their support behind it.
That said, don't underestimate the base pressure, don't underestimate the pressure inside the Democratic caucus, to have this fight and have it now.
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"Democrats are not going to give us what we want on defense and leave the DACA kids hanging until March 4", Graham said.
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Wednesday told reporters he would like any temporary spending bill to include an immigration compromise that a bipartisan group of senators is expected to unveil this afternoon. Sanders argued Democrats should be blamed if the government shuts down. "And if one happens, I think you only have one place to look, and that's to the Democrats, who are holding our military and our national security hostage by trying to push through other policies that have nothing to do with the budget", Sanders said. While Republicans in the House have a majority and can theoretically pass the bill without the Democrats, the strategy carries some risks.
Regarding the threat of a government shutdown, Arthur says Democratic government workers want to get paid.
One Republican, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), has also said he will not vote for the funding bill.
House Republican leaders tried to win over wary conservatives for the spending bill by sweetening it. "When are we going to deal with spending?" "Most of us aren't", Walker said Wednesday.
Senate Republicans leaders have convinced themselves Democrats will have to peel off to support the spending package the House would send over.
Despite opposition to the short-term spending bill from both Democrats and conservative members of the House, McConnell was confident the proposal will pass and promised to take up the spending bill before the deadline at the end of the week.