The US Senate lawmakers are gone from the nations capital….
Unless there is a voice vote compromise on the 2019 budget for the remaining Trump admin agencies?
Nothing is getting done until at least AFTER Christmas….
The shutdown could last until January 3rd at which time the House majority becomes the Democrats who will probably withdraw the current approved House budget, thus assuring Donald Trump NO WALL money at ALL…..
A deal could be cleared by unanimous consent, he predicted, adding: “They’re not going to call people back.”
Some lawmakers who had stuck it out and stayed in Washington overnight gave up by Saturday afternoon as the prospects of a quick deal began to fade.
Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill) was seen leaving the Capitol complex sporting a “We The People” hat and pulling a roller board suitcase behind him.
“I’m going home,” he told The Hill.
The drama largely played out off the floor as lawmakers huddled with President Trump at the White House and Pence conducted shuttle diplomacy around the Capitol. Neither meeting, though, appeared to move Washington closer to a deal to reopen the shuttered government.
House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he plans to fly home Sunday in the wake of the Senate’s announced inactivity. The North Carolina Republican said that, while conservatives don’t support the Democrats’ spending offer, it largely comes down to what the White House and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer can work out….