in the vicinityVideoWhy not the GOP-led Congress get to the wall, health-care?
The White house insists that Congress, $5 billion for the construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite members of the resistance from both sides. Without a resolution, parts of the Federal government shutdown at midnight Friday.
Fox News is told, there are some efforts to try convince, President Trump, a short-term spending bill better. That would Trump the ability to fight in the next year, over the wall.
“I’m not sure that sell,” said a source. Some in the White house, the legislative Affairs shop, to discuss Capitol Hill options, although several Republican sources on Capitol Hill that you run out of time.
“There is not a lot of options and not a lot of security,” said a senior Republican source.
Several GOP sources suggest that the Trump administration has to determine the width to which employees are essential or not and can try to minimize the impact of the government shutdown. This means that the shutdown could go on for a while.
The ball seems to be in the president’s court: the legislature, both sides seem ready to punt into the New year, and then fight.
The President was a terrible optics of a shutdown at Christmas. But multiple sources tell Fox News that the President cares.
That is to say, punting in the New year and forcing the new house Democrats to take a vote for or against the wall of funding could be an advantage for the Republicans.
The GOP would love to have these Democrats on the record against a wall, but such a vote would be constructed, is new, susceptible is unclear. Democrats control the house in January.
The Senate, however, have a couple of legal vehicles, in which it originated could be a spending bill, but the house, the house is up late Wednesday.
Shortly before Christmas in 2012, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called a late-night Republican conference, expressed in the serenity prayer, and sent them all home for Christmas, as the country in the face of the “fiscal cliff.”
Boehner reminded everyone on Capitol Hill a few days later, culminating in the new year’s negotiations, and the Senate votes on new year’s day, shortly after the ball dropped in Times Square.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.