Congressional leaders pushing for the shutdown solution, the White House looks for the way on the wall, cul-de-SAC

in the vicinityvideo wants Congress to strike a deal to prevent government shutdown?

To weigh the former-trump-campaign director of data and strategy, Matt Braynard and Suzan Johnson Cook, former adviser to presidents Clinton and Obama.

Congressional leaders, the resumption of negotiations on Tuesday to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of the week, as the White house indicated it was looking for alternative ways to Fund President Trump signature campaign promise of a border wall, without a government, the funding lapses.

Trump had demanded $ 5 billion in funding for the wall, with an estimated cost of between $20 billion and $25 billion, Democrats countered with $1.3 billion in the state, it was for fencing, and not a wall.

A workable compromise has not yet emerged, but the options are in circulation on Capitol Hill. As the Washington shutdown staggered in the direction of a Friday deadline, a Senate Democratic aide told Fox News that the Senate majority Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed $ 1.6 billion for border security (fencing, not a concrete wall as a trump to his Fans) and a $1 billion “slush Fund” for trump for his immigration agenda promised.

McConnell later said the offer was rejected by the Democrats, but told reporters that he was confident that there would be no Christmas.


Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, told reporters that he did not think that McConnell would have passed the offer in either chamber. He also said that a “reprogramming” would require money from other agencies, with the consent of the Congress.

“You don’t come,” he said.

In the White house, there were signs that the government’s backing down on its previous high standards for the $5 billion funding. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that they were “disappointed” that the Senate had not voted on anything, and the White house said was looking at “all possibilities” to additional funds — including the need to redirect funds or “reprogrammed” from other departments.

“President Trump everyone has asked his Cabinet secretaries to look for the financing that can be used to protect our borders and give the President the opportunity to fulfill its constitutional duties to protect the American people with a secure border,” she said.


Sanders did not specify where you were on the search for funding opportunities, and also not say whether Trump would accept a lower number if the White house could find money from other agencies. Earlier, on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” she said, there was room for compromise and there are “other ways we can get to $5 billion.”

“At the end of the day, we don’t want to shut down the government,” said Sanders. “We want to shut down the border to illegal immigration.”

The rhetoric has been toned down significantly from last week, Trump had to be scrapped, said Schumer in front of the cameras in the Oval Office — where Trump, he had no problem shutting down the government.

“When we said he is not the limit of safety, we will shut down the government”.

Anything significantly below $ 5 billion, especially if it is explicitly excluded against a concrete wall would likely be seen by immigration hardliners in Trump ‘ s base as a mistake from Trump and Republican leaders. Even if the wall in the financing (under McConnell’s not), would be a proposal then it would mean that the wall had been financed by only a tenth of that — half way through Trump’s first term.


Democrats, meanwhile, welcomed the White house, the apparent wobble on the shutdown, with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, called it a “good sign” that the White house was secure.

Fox News is told, there are some efforts to try convince to check trump, a short-term spending bill. That would Trump the ability to fight in the next year, over the wall, even though the Democrats control of the house in the next month.

“I’m not sure that will be warned to 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.

Schumer told reporters that, if McConnell set a short-term bill in the Senate, “we would have a serious discussion about it.”

Washington has to avoid a deadline of Friday night. Without a resolution, the more than 800,000 government employees are furloughed, or work, without pay, to disturb the operations of the government.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Judson Berger and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular