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Senators try to find common ground, after the shutdown
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The house of representatives on Wednesday night approved a stopgap spending bill, the government lead by the 23. March and to the strengthening of the defense, sending the bill to the Senate for consideration.
The vote was 245 to 182. Eight Republicans voted against, while 17 Democrats voted Yes.
This is the first step in averting a possible government shutdown, prior to 11:59:59 p.m. ET on Thursday.
It is unclear how the bill fare in the Senate, although the legislature could strike the defense spending plan and zap the package back to the house.
Both parties are in negotiations to try to reach an agreement on raising the caps for both the defense and non-defense spending, could that be the key to unlock the conference on ” fiscal issues, while also funding the government.
Democratic leaders fall back to the strategy on the funding fight to extract concessions on immigration, looking specifically for extended protection for “dreamers,” immigrants who have lived in the country illegally since they were children. Instead, the Democrats will be willing to make a deal, the harvest would be later, tens of billions of dollars for other priorities-including combating opioids — while you are taking your chances on the solution to the immigration impasse.
The Senate is expected to begin next week, with a debate to address the dilemma of the immigrant, left vulnerable by the impending expiry of the former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or daca.
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.