U.S. shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of new vote

U.S. shutdown: Senators trade blame ahead of new vote

"Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very risky Southern Border", Trump said in an indication of the consequences of a government shutdown. He noted that there were 51 Republicans in the 100-member Senate, and it often took 60 votes to advance legislation.

Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate, where they have a slim 51-49 majority.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees received notices on Saturday about whether they were exempt from the shutdown, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said. On Saturday, Republican Sen.

The Senate vote was 81-18 - well above the 60 votes needed.

Two obvious changes from the 2013 shutdown during the second Obama administration involved national tourist attractions and government transparency, said Kristine Simmons, vice president for government affairs at the Partnership for Public Service.

But that commitment means little to some in McConnell's own party; some House Republicans told reporters they would not be bound by any agreement reached in the Senate to address immigration. Senator Mitch McConnell is seen here speaking on the night of the shutdown.

You might think this poses a problem for both political parties, but in the long run, it could prove far more damaging to Democrats who head into the midterm elections with hopes of retaking the Senate majority. Dick Durbin and GOP Sen.

Interested in Government Shutdown?

Tweeting before the vote, President Donald Trump suggested Democrats wanted a shutdown in an effort to "diminish the great success of the Tax Cuts", with a pessimistic undertone that doubted a deal could be reached in time.

Xom (Put) (XOM) Shareholder Integral Derivatives LLC Has Trimmed Stake
Rhumbline Advisers holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) for 642,550 shares. (NASDAQ:IMMU) or 649,601 shares. Shares for $536,666 were sold by Reynolds Shelley. $195,670 worth of stock was sold by Silva Paul M on Wednesday, August 2.

"Most Democrats refuse to support the bill because it does not do anything to protect the "Dreamers" - 800,000 people brought to the USA illegally as children, who face deportation after Mr Trump cancelled a programme to shield them", reports the Financial Times. While there have been multiple bills introduced in Congress, GOP leadership has not committed to bringing up any specific legislation. John Cornyn of Texas, indicated that Republican leaders were skeptical that Democrats would budge.

Earlier Sunday, Trump blamed the Democrats for the shutdown because they continually supported fixing DACA, which blocks eligible undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The fourth USA government shutdown in a quarter of a century began at the stroke of midnight on Saturday (local time), last-gasp negotiations crumbling when Senate Democrats blocked a four-week budget extension.

Having promised a vote on DACA, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should keep his word. And the Arizona Republican argued that Democrats have another opportunity to force an immigration vote during negotiations over yearly spending limits Congress set for defense and non-defense programs in 2011. But he also said, "The question is, when do you use it".

"You can authorize here left and right - it's appropriating the money that makes a difference", Mulvaney said.

So that brings us to Monday afternoon, when more than half of Democratic senators, many of them in swing states, pivoted to vote in favor of reopening the government.

Several lawmakers emerging from meetings about the shutdown on Monday said they were increasingly hopeful of a deal.

Throughout Sunday, there were few outward signs of progress, as lawmakers took turns delivering animated speeches to near empty chambers to explain why the other party is to blame.

"The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation", his spokesman said. Lindsey Graham of SC suggested one possibility: a bill that would fund the government in exchange for a commitment to move onto immigration after February 8. In a candid interview with MSNBC on Friday, Graham said that passing the 30-day House bill would extend "chaos". "We are back where we basically started on Friday, and the Democrats have allowed this to move forward".

Related Articles

  • Government shutdown: What can break the impasse in Washington

    Government shutdown: What can break the impasse in Washington

    Seven months after former President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term, House Republicans, with a shove from Sen. That shutdown lasted 16 days, and Republicans relented in the end, walking away with no substantive gains.
    Caroline Wozniacki overcomes late wobble to reach first Australian Open final

    Caroline Wozniacki overcomes late wobble to reach first Australian Open final

    But a maiden Grand Slam will be the priority for the former world No. 1 and she is just one match away. Wozniacki will move to world No.1 if current queen Halep loses her semi-final later on Thursday.

    Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) Holdings Raised by Segment Wealth Management LLC

    After $0.29 actual EPS reported by MPLX LP for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.79% EPS growth. Sentry Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Marathon Oil by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter.
  • Japan's 2017 trade balance stays in the black

    Japan's 2017 trade balance stays in the black

    The region's overall imports from Japan rose 4.0 percent on the back of increasing demand for vehicle and machinery. Exports to Asia as a whole jumped almost 16 percent to 42.9 trillion yen ($390 billion).
    McKendree University Dean and President's List

    McKendree University Dean and President's List

    To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term. MURFREESBORO, N.C. - A Green Cove Springs student was named to the Dean's List at Chowan University for Fall 2017.
    On last day in Israel, Pence visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem

    On last day in Israel, Pence visits Western Wall, Yad Vashem

    We stand with Israel because we believe in right over wrong, in good over evil, and in liberty over tyranny. His address was a historic milestone, the first by a US vice president to the Israeli parliament.
  • CIA's Pompeo Praises Trump's Grasp of Intelligence Issues

    CIA's Pompeo Praises Trump's Grasp of Intelligence Issues

    Pompeo also said the president asks "hard questions " during his briefings that allow him to lead the conversation on important policy issues.
    Russell Simmons Sued For Over $5 Million Over Alleged Rape

    Russell Simmons Sued For Over $5 Million Over Alleged Rape

    At least a dozen women have accused Simmons of rape or sexual assault, including two who came forward in December . The suit further that she felt the incident was partially her fault because she was not strong enough to resist.
    Cristiano Ronaldo Big Black Eye After Bloody Collision

    Cristiano Ronaldo Big Black Eye After Bloody Collision

    Now would be the ideal time for Los Blancos to hit form as they prepare to take on PSG in the Champions League. In scoring the goal, Ronaldo received a hefty kick to the head that left him on the floor clutching his face.
  • LG to raise price of washers in response to United States  tarriffs

    LG to raise price of washers in response to United States tarriffs

    To continue their dumping practices and avoid penalties, the firms moved production to China. The tax rates will decline to 16 percent and 40 percent, respectively, in the third year.
    And The Interim Mayor is… Mark Farrell?

    And The Interim Mayor is… Mark Farrell?

    The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has chosen Mark Farrell to serve as interim mayor until a scheduled June election. Farrell was sworn in shortly after 9 p.m.by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, with his wife and three children by his side.
    Adams County: Officer down in Thornton, suspect still at-large

    Adams County: Officer down in Thornton, suspect still at-large

    The sheriff's office described the situation in another tweet as a "large risky scene with active searches in progress". Law enforcement had set up a large perimeter, and the sheriff's office said the suspect is still at large.