Will he NOT agree to it thus making his ringwingnut media friends happy and screwing federal employee’s by continuing to hold out for a ‘Wall’ he isn’t gonna get …..
The House bill WOULD authorized one point three billion dollar for ‘border security’ but NOT for a wall….
This whole thing COULD last for some time…..
And could hurt Trump and Republicans as the sides harden in and some federal workers don’t get paid…..
House Democrats plan to bring up legislation to end the partial government shutdown that would extend current spending levels for border security through Feb. 8, a senior Democratic aide said Monday.
The funding package will include two separate bills: one extending current funding levels for the Department of Homeland Security until Feb. 8, and the other including the six remaining bills with full funding through the end of the fiscal year.
Border security funding would remain at $1.3 billion, much lower than the $5 billion called for by the White House, under the continuing resolution (CR), following bipartisan Senate legislation, The Washington Post first reported on Monday.
“It makes sure we can get everybody paid on time,” the aide said.
It also extends the wall fight for a month, which could allow Trump a face-saving off-ramp to tell his base that he has not abandoned the struggle for the project.
Republicans on Monday quickly rejected the Democrats’ plan with House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (N.C.) calling it a “nonstarter.”…..