Donald Trump pitch for $5 Billion wall money fell on deaf ears before it even got announced last week…
No Wall money….
No deal discussion ‘s until the government workers go back to work….
THAT was the two conditions from Democrats under the leadership of Chuck Schumer in the Senate and Nancy Pelosi in the House…
The pitch to get 7 Democratic Senate votes to get a bill approval is addition money for disaster aid that Trump wanted to steal for his wall, some temporary immigration enforcement pull back, other things and of course approval for a the government agencies funding….
Oh, and the Senate bill would have Trump’s entire $5 Billion Wall money….
Democrats CANNOT vote for this….
They CANNOT approve anything until the government workers go back…
They CANNOT approve $5 Billion in Trump wall money…
McConnell KNOWS this….
It’s been 32 days….
Senate Republicans plan to include $12.7 billion in disaster aid and government funding through the end of the fiscal year in their bill to advance President Donald Trump’s immigration proposal.
The president’s plan will test Democrats’ solidarity, pitting border security funding against protections for young immigrants and refugees. Now, it will also force Democrats to vote against bipartisan funding levels, aid for disaster-hit communities and an extension of the Violence Against Women Act, according to a summary of the Senate plan, obtained by POLITICO.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Saturday said the Senate will take up the package in the coming week…..
But there is little hope on Capitol Hill that the package will end the shutdown, which entered its fifth week on Saturday. Democrats remain firm in refusing to negotiate an immigration deal until after the government is reopened.
“The president’s trade offer — temporary protections for some immigrants in exchange for a border wall boondoggle — is not acceptable,” House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said in a statement following Trump’s televised immigration offer on Saturday.
House Democrats plan to take up their tenth bill to reopen the government in the coming week. Each previous bill has netted only a few Republican supporters, with McConnell saying the Senate won’t take up any spending bills the president won’t sign.
The House bill also reflects bipartisan conference agreements Republican and Democratic appropriators in both chambers negotiated last year….