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House Democratic leaders are, once again, that a rebellion by members who believe the party is too much on the main issues.
Both the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) have indicated a according to reports, they would not support the spending bill that funds parts of the President Trump the immigration agenda, particularly his controversial border wall.
In spite of their objections, to the house a spending package Tuesday to pass that the provisions for domestic and defense spending. The domestic package will get the votes of 75 democratic “no”, including repetitions. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. — all of the members of the so-called progressive “cadres.”
Progressive Caucus co-chairs Pramila Jayapal, D-Wa., and Mark Pocan, D-Wis., also voted against the measure.
Laws must be enacted to Fund the government and avoid another shutdown at the beginning of this weekend. According to the Washington Examiner, border protection funding, the CPC urged against the measure.
“We cannot and will not support more funding for President Trump mass imprisonment policies and the uncontrolled and wasteful Pentagon spending is immoral,” a statement from the group read.
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CHC Chairman Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., in a similar way, said: “I’m voting for you.” The opposing Democrats also took issue with the arrangements allows trump to get financing for prisons and the transfer of Federal funds on border security projects.
While the bill 2019 funding for cross-border wall and security keeps initiatives, it does not Trump grant somewhere in the vicinity of the $8 billion he wanted for the wall. Instead, Trump will receive $1.375 billion for a wall, the house speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has called “immoral.”
In the course of the past year, Democrats have been beset by intra-party conflicts about the environmental, health and drug prices.
Pelosi last week threatened to be a major Democratic priority-drug-prices — in order to accommodate the demands of their progressive side. Perhaps their most high-profile collision was a cross-border funding bill that the chamber approved earlier this year.
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This bill included billions of dollars in funding for immigration enforcement agencies in the midst of criticism of the Trump administration’s handling of the current immigrant detention crisis. Pelosi, who previously played down the political power of the Ocasio-Cortez-group.
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But after Ocasio-Cortez announced their opposition to the Speaker’s drug pricing plan, at the beginning of this month, reports surfaced that is Pelosi out a new plan based on progressive claims.
The Republicans have tried to frame the struggle for power, as a symbol of Pelosi’s powerlessness in the face of more dynamic, far-left forces in the party.