nearvideo partial shutdown fatigue? Some Republicans join Democrats in a bid to open government
The tension is growing, with Republican senators Susan Collins of Maine, and Cory Gardner from Colorado, which reported both expected to be ahead of competitions in the year 2020; and chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel from Capitol Hill.
Even as GOP congressional leaders insist that the party stands firmly behind the White house, some Republican senators are signaling support for the spending bills, to end the ongoing partial Federal government shutdown, with no money for President Trump proposed border wall.
The GOP 53-member majority weather threatened several customer defection in the Senate, and Trump, to defeat his veto power to open the law, the government, without wall-to-wall financing. But the signs on Wednesday that some Republicans are increasingly wary of the shutdown, Trump said, could knit to last “years”, stressed the potential political case to leave hundreds of thousands of Federal workers furloughed or without pay. (Some 380,000 are furloughed, and about 420,000 to work without pay.)
“I talk to a lot of people who are in the same camp, hey, we all want a better, stronger border security, we all want to address humanitarian issues, but we are all concerned about the, what turns out to be the longest partial shutdown,” Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski told Fox News after meeting with Trump to lunch with other congressional leaders on Wednesday.
She continued: “I wrote the things that are very local to us. It is only those who do not have a Federal paycheck on Friday, but there are other consequences for those of us to take advantage of the [Federal] benefits, no matter whether it is certified those who are trying to get a fish scale, so you can deliver product.”
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The longest shutdown occurred in 1995, under President Clinton, when the Federal government shuttered for 21 days. The current shutdown would outdo that of the data set would miss on Saturday, and of Federal workers, their first full salary payment on Friday.
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“There are consequences, and people start to feel this impact,” added Murkowski. “The Department of the interior and the National Park Service or the operations of the IRS and whether or not tax refunds go, have nothing to do with border security.”
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Sources say, Fox News, Colorado Republican sen. Cory Gardner remains concerned whether, after a period of inactivity and dysfunction in Washington hurt the U.S. credit rating, based on factors such as policy, monetary policy, economic indicators and the external effects. The County lost its top credit status in the year 2011, after Standard and Poor’s lowered it from AAA to AA+, in the midst of a showdown over the debt ceiling.
“There are consequences, and people begin to feel that these are the consequences.”
— Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Gardner is the first term, the senator, is said up for re-election in 2020, and The Colorado sun, its place among the most vulnerable in the Senate. A survey late last year found that Gardner floats the favorability rating in the vicinity of 43 percent. Hillary Clinton defeated Trump to five percentage points during the 2016 presidential race in Colorado.
Another Republican senator facing a difficult re-election bid in the year 2020, in a state that went for Clinton in 2016, Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins, said on Wednesday that they had superior asked Trump for lunch to a compromise to end the shutdown.
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“I suggested that we take a look at the package that we put together in February and brought to the ground as a possible compromise,” Collins said, referring to a quote that had Visa and also for the so-called “dreamers,” or illegal immigrants in the United States at a young age, in exchange for wall-financing.
FILE-In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, border, wall prototypes are in San Diego near the Mexico-US border, seen from Tijuana, Mexico, where the current wall casts a shadow in the foreground. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, file)
Meanwhile, in the house, it was limited GOP support on Wednesday for the Democrats ‘ bill agenda expenditure. On Wednesday, the Democratic-led house, a bill to Finance the Treasury Department, the IRS and other authorities for the next year as part of a strategy to once again force the government on a gradual basis, but Senate Republicans dismissed the attempt as a nonstarter without a wall-financing approved.
Eight Republicans beige 232 Democrats in voting for the measure, up from the seven, a similar bill backed up in the last week.
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The voice came like Trump, is about to visit the southern border on Thursday with top government officials, came from a White house meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday afternoon about the partial government shutdown after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi back in support of the new funding rejected for a border wall, according to which in the meeting.
In an interview with reporters after the brief session, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said “the President just got up and left.”
“He asked speaker Pelosi,” Will you agree that my wall?’ She said, no. And he just got up, and said, “we have nothing to discuss,” Schumer said.
The President, in a tweet, the meeting called it “a total waste of time” and appeared to confirm that he went after Pelosi’s response.
Pelosi, D-Calif., said after the meeting that the President irritated“.” Schumer said Trump hit his hand on a table in frustration, but Vice President Mike Pence and other Republicans, in an interview with journalists later, denied what happened.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the President was willing to make a deal in the meeting, echo Trump’s remarks during his first prime-time Oval Office address on Thursday, as he reacted to the “compromise” – even as Democrats, by flatly refuse a border wall.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas, Mike, Emanuel, and Caroline helped McKee to this report.