Government Shutdown: Hollywood, Beltway Speak Out On Stand-Off

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And right now, House Speaker Paul Ryan seems pretty adamant that the government needs to be funded until at least February 16.

Short said that Trump is willing to sign a compromise resolution that would restore federal funds for a three-week window, rather than the four-week funding bill that the Senate rejected late Friday. Under Senate rules, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could introduce a motion for this to happen, but it would have to be approved by a majority of the Senate.

"Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great military or safety at our unsafe southern border".

Indeed, the one powerful bargaining tool Democrats are clinging to is immigration protection for children who entered the United States illegally.

A shutdown occurs when the government fails to pass a funding plan, which leads to many government services being frozen and numerous staff being told not to work.

"I hope Senator Schumer comes to his senses and ends this shutdown madness sooner rather than later", said House Speaker Paul Ryan, taking aim at the Senate Democratic Leader.

"If ordinary rules prevailed, the majority rules in the Senate, the government would be open as of today", Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said, when asked on CNN Sunday about Trump's call to change the rules.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), whom the president has criticized as being largely responsible for the shutdown, said Donald Trump made a deal with him to fund the government Friday but later changed his mind, The Hill reported.

Budget negotiations reached an impasse after Democrats demanded that some undocumented immigrants be protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which is due to expire in March.

Why can't Democrats and Republicans agree? The House of Representatives also passed the spending bill today, and now, it moves on to Trump's desk. I wonder what the vote would have been if the choice was between Republicans and Democrats?

Although the House and Senate were in session Saturday, it was unclear whether lawmakers would take any votes of outcome. Now there is a real pathway to get a bill on the floor and through the Senate.

With Trump continuing to blame Democrats for closing the government-Twitter Trends has a different take on whose fault it is, though-he tweeted some advice early Sunday morning to the Senate Republican leadership.

Government operations began ramping down on the one-year anniversary of Trump's presidency.

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