US Senate leader urges shutdown brinksmanship end by Monday

Republicans reject Trump's call for shutdown rule changes

WH answering machine blames Dems for government shutdown

Current Senate rules require a super-majority of three-fifths of the chamber, usually 60 out of 100, for legislation to clear procedural hurdles and pass.

The US government partial shutdown is set to end after Senate Republicans and Democrats voted to approve a temporary funding bill. They don't want to do it but are powerless!' "I hope we can find a way to open the government back up and go about our business, and let the Senate legislate as it should".

Senate Republicans and Democrats are believed to have drawn out measures each party agrees on. A key tell is that almost every 2020 presidential hopeful among their number voted against re-opening.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell returns to his office from the Senate floor on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. And they don't have an eye for an eye; a vote to end the shutdown was not a vote to protect dreamers. "We have to acknowledge a respect for the minority", Sen.

The bill under consideration at that time would reopen the government through February 8, giving the Senate time to work on immigration issues, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona was in getting treatment for brain cancer.

President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on January 10, 2018. In the current debate, Democrats have pushed to extend the DACA program which allows illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children the right to remain in the country. Trump gave Congress six months to find a solution for the DREAMers. Anyone can bring forward their bill. As my colleagues report, there were virtually no substantive talks between the Republican and Democratic Senate leaders.

On Monday, the president fired off two tweets slamming Democrats in Congress, both of which directly blamed the party for shutting down the government.

"This is ridiculous, open the government back up and then we'll get back to negotiations", Ryan said on CBS.

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A Washington Post/ABC News poll conducted Monday through Thursday of last week, also before the shutdown, found similar results: 48 percent of respondents said President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans were responsible for the impasse over immigration and border security at the core of the shutdown, compared to 28 percent who said the onus was on Democrats.

On CNN, Mulvaney said that just "authorizing" money for a wall was not enough.

The government, it says, shall "make available by decree the funds needed to meet commitments already voted for".

Neither side backed down from the confrontation that began Friday night when Senate Democrats blocked consideration of a House bill to fund the government for another four weeks because it did not include a fix for an expiring immigration program.

Moderates in both parties have been working since on a compromise deal, which has been elusive so far, despite some progress, call it concessions, from their respective leaders.

In remarks early today, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders accused the Democrats of "playing games". Republicans had expressed concern about the government being funded by a series of short-term bills since September as well as what they thought was inadequate spending on defense.

In the House of Representatives, Republicans can pass legislation with their own members due to the size of the majority.

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