Pence advance breaking a tie in the Senate spending bill as shutdown clock is ticking

in the vicinityVideoIs there a compromise could be made that, in order to avoid a partial government shutdown?

White House correspondent for The Hill’s Jordan Fabian weighs in on the battle over the budget and the fast-approaching shutdown deadline.

The Senate to be triggered was crawl on Friday, a spending package with billion recognised in the funding for a border wall, in the midst of ongoing negotiations to Fund the government until midnight, and President of the Trump, there is a “good chance” of a partial government shutdown.

After you open the voting, for five hours, in order to secure enough support, the Senate finally got a new house-approved spending break with 5.7 billion dollars for a border wall, according to Vice-President Mike Pence went to Capitol to a tie. Procedural hurdle, paving the way for a final vote in the Senate.

If Congress does not pass a spending bill by midnight, a partial government shutdown is in effect.

With a 60-vote threshold, however, to pass the house package as little chance of being approved on the Senate side. Still, Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said on Friday, “Let ‘ s, this legislation. You let it happen. We will finish our work for this year. We secure our country.”

Behind the scenes, the negotiations were still in progress in the evening, with Pence seen meeting with Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer on Capitol Hill, along with White House aides, Mick Mulvaney, and Jared Kushner. Sources tell Fox News that the negotiations take place, to be sure, some new money for border security.

“There is a feeling of optimism now,” a senior House Republican source said.

The house on Thursday approved 5.7 billion US-Dollar for a boundary wall as part of a measure to Fund the government until the beginning of February.

But Democrats say that they do not support a bill with a border wall of money.

“President trump: you are, you said don’t get your wall,” Schumer, D-NY, on the floor. “You leave your shutdown strategy. They are not always the wall-today, next week or 3. January, when the Democrats control of the house.”

The President – who says that an expenditure must contain the package of new funding for border security — told reporters on Friday he hopes it’s not a shutdown, but he is prepared to travel, if it will. He also tweeted a photo of a planned “steel-plate barrier,” which could be used at the border.

“Now it is up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have a shutdown tonight,” Trump said.

Trump tweeted that he canceled plans to travel to Florida on Friday, while he waits to see if the Democrats will help us to protect America’s southern border!”

Earlier, the President welcomed the vote as a great victory – that GOP leaders is encrypted when the President abruptly retreated, tacit support for an earlier Senate-approved stopgap, the wall of money.


Earlier in the day, the President publicly called on McConnell ready, the so-called “nuclear option” to jam through the spending package, which refers to the change of Senate precedent, the legislation recognized could be with a 51-vote-majority, instead of the usual 60. But McConnell’s office made it clear that the majority of the leaders would not do, and several Republican senators have said that they are also against him.

Trump supported the “nuclear option” to Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and other called.

A sudden impairment or even more unlikely filibuster change, funding for nine of the 15 Cabinet is missing-level departments and dozens of agencies could be will turn off at midnight, resulting in a partial shutdown only, as the Christmas break begins.


Both sides were busy, the debt-to-Friday morning to assign, in the expectation of that scenario. While Schumer and house Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have already branded this a result of a trump card in shutdown, the President tweeted on Friday that “it is a Democrat shutdown!” if you don’t support the measure before the Senate.

“No matter what happens today in the Senate, and Republican members of the house should be very proud of yourself. She flew back to Washington from all parts of the world to vote for the border security and the wall. Not a Democrat, have voted, and we are large. I am very proud of you!” he tweeted.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram, John Roberts and Judson Berger contributed to this report.

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