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PoliticsWhite House says Trump undecided on deal to avert another shutdown

17:21  12 february  2019
17:21  12 february  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Negotiators aiming to reach deal on Monday night to avert shutdown

Negotiators aiming to reach deal on Monday night to avert shutdown Lawmakers involved in the negotiations to prevent a second government shutdown say they are aiming to reach an agreement on Monday night. 

As of Tuesday morning, the White House official said they are waiting to review the full language of the deal . In order to avert another partial government shutdown , the new proposal still has to be written into legislation, pass both chambers of Congress, and Trump has to agree to it before Friday night.

Congressional negotiators say they’re close to reaching a deal to avert a shutdown A Republican member of the bipartisan conference committee responsible for reaching a deal on border security said Friday that there is “no appetite” in the Capitol for a second government shutdown this year.

White House says Trump undecided on deal to avert another shutdown© Leah Millis President Donald Trump held a rally in the border city of El Paso, Texas, on February 11, 2019. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to back a deal hammered out by congressional negotiators to avert another partial government shutdown, the White House said on Tuesday, putting the future of the agreement that contains funds for U.S.-Mexican border security but not his promised wall in doubt.

Democratic and Republican negotiators reached the tentative deal on Monday night on border security provisions and money to keep several government agencies including the Department of Homeland Security funded through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year. Temporary funding for about a quarter of the government is due to expire on Friday.

Shutdown talks stalled

Shutdown talks stalled A stopgap Homeland Security bill is being discussed now.

The White House and Congress have until midnight Friday to strike a deal on funding legislation or a quarter of the government will shut down . House approves billion in border wall funding to avoid government shutdown , forcing another Senate vote. The White House and Congress have until

One White House official said Thursday night that he thinks the Senate will eventually come to a deal on Friday, arguing that They countered that Democrats were making unreasonable demands, adding that there was no reason to include a deal to protect undocumented immigrants who entered the

"I am cautiously optimistic that we will get this through," Democratic Representative Nita Lowey, who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, told CNN in an interview early on Tuesday after news of the tentative pact broke late on Monday. "We cannot shut the government down."

Asked if the Republican president had signaled support for the bipartisan deal, Lowey did not answer directly, but said it had the backing of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, who control the chamber.

Trump, who triggered a 35-day partial government shutdown with his December demand for $5.7 billion to help build the border wall, has not yet made up his mind on the deal, said a White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

GOP border security negotiator: Chances of another shutdown are 'nil or next to nil'

GOP border security negotiator: Chances of another shutdown are 'nil or next to nil' Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said that there is “no appetite” in the Capitol for a second government shutdown this year. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Asked in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” about the odds of another partial shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demands for border wall money, Tennessee Rep. Chuck Fleischmann answered that they were “nil, or next to nil.

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the country needs a "good ' shutdown ,'" as well Schumer: Deal is sprout of bipartisanship. Photo of Trump during shutdown draws criticism. Congressional negotiators worked with Democrats to avert a shutdown until at least September.

The White House laid blame for the shutdown on the Democrats. Schumer and Trump came close to a deal on Friday afternoon. President Trump and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the top Democrat in the Senate, came close to an agreement to avert a government shutdown over lunch

"No decision has been made," the official said.

Republican Senator Richard Shelby on Monday said the House-Senate committee set up last month at the end of the previous shutdown had an agreement in principle to pay for border security programs.

A final agreement is expected by late on Wednesday. The funding legislation would need to be passed in the House and Senate and signed by Trump.

Trump last month agreed to end the shutdown without getting money for a wall, which is opposed by Democrats. The shutdown roiled financial markets and left hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors without pay.

Trump's long-promised wall was a cornerstone of his presidential campaign. He had said it would be paid for by Mexico and not by U.S. taxpayers.

White House says Trump undecided on deal to avert another shutdown© Reuters/Jose Luis Gonzalez Workers and U.S border patrol officers stand next to an excavator working in a section of the new barrier between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Congressional sources said it will include $1.37 billion for new fencing along 55 miles (90 km) of the southern border but only with currently used designs, such as "steel bollard" fencing. It will also address immigrant detention beds.

Trump intends to sign border deal to avoid another shutdown

Trump intends to sign border deal to avoid another shutdown President Donald Trump intends to sign the border security deal to avoid another partial government shutdown, according to two sources.

Trump also mocked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who said in an Oval Office meeting last week that she did not think Trump could corral the votes to pass a spending bill White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump would find other ways to fund the construction of the wall.

“I would shut it down over this issue,” Mr. Trump said as he demanded an immigration deal on his The White House chief of staff, John F. Kelly, also took a hard line on immigration during a visit to the But with less than 72 hours remaining to avert a shutdown , congressional Republicans were

Trump will have to decide whether to sign the measure into law given its backing from congressional Republicans, or side with conservative commentators who have the president's ear such as Sean Hannity of Fox News, who late on Monday called it a "garbage compromise." Democrats oppose the wall but support border security efforts.

Trump has threatened to declare a "national emergency" if Congress does not give him wall money.

"Just so you know - we're building the wall anyway," Trump said at a rally in the border city of El Paso, Texas, shortly after the deal was reached. "Maybe progress has been made - maybe not."

Beto O’Rourke, the former Democratic congressman from Texas considering a 2020 White House run, accused Trump at a counter-rally nearby of stoking "false fear" about immigrants and telling "lies" about O'Rourke's hometown of El Paso.

Without new funds, federal agencies would again have to suspend some activities this weekend, ranging from maintenance of national parks to the publishing of important economic data.

Graham says Trump declaring national emergency ‘definitely on the table’.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Trump is "very inclined" to declare a national emergency to obtain the necessary funds to build a border wall. "It's definitely on the table, I'll let him tell you whether or not he's going to do it, but he's very inclined to go that route," Graham, a staunch ally of Trump, told reporters on Capitol Hill. Sen. Lindsey Graham says he spoke last night with Pres. Trump, who is "inclined to accept the agreement and move on and try to find money elsewhere" to fund his border wall. "I think the national emergency declaration is definitely on the table." https://t.co/tXMGEZzT6Zpic.twitter.

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