Published: Sat, February 10, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

US House, Senate seek spending deals as another government shutdown looms

US House, Senate seek spending deals as another government shutdown looms

Democratic leaders have dropped their strategy of using the funding fight to extract concessions on immigration, specifically on seeking extended protections for the "dreamer" immigrants who have lived in the country illegally since they were children.

Throughout her extended speech, Pelosi offered trenchant, poignant anecdotes about young dreamers, as well as some random tangents, because how can anyone go for 7 hours without occasionally drifting into incoherence?

Another tax cut bill is coming out on April 15, he said, when he and Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., will present a bill to make tax cuts permanent for individuals, as they are for corporations at this point.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made a record-long speech speech against the House spending bill Wednesday, February 7, 208.

"Unlike in the Senate, there is no agreement that the House will even consider legislation to protect DREAMers", Hoyer wrote in response to a member's question of how to vote on the budget plan.

Ryan, playing hardball, has promised no such vote, saying that he won't consider any DACA bill that lacks Trump's support.

Should Pelosi fail to unify House Democrats against the deal, he added, "it's going to be another strike against her effectiveness as leader of the caucus".

Ryan insisted he's committed to bringing an immigration bill to the floor, but said it must be one that President Trump will sign. Pelosi, 77, spoke for little more eight hour opposing the budget deal which has threatened fresh government shutdown in the United States. So she's showing her and her caucus's commitment to the cause the only way she can - by making as much noise as possible for as long as possible.

That group includes both the 690,000 now shielded and also "the people that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their asses, but they didn't sign up", he said.

The temporary funding measure would also reauthorize funding for community health centres, which enjoy widespread bipartisan support.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer urged Democrats to vote no on the budget deal slated for a vote on the House floor late Thursday. "We will be joining primaries this year and we will primary Democrats who did not have the spine or the courage to stand up for our undocumented family".

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