The US Senate will vote Monday midday on legislation to reopen the government until February 8, although there is no certainty that legislation will pass.
Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer are still negotiating an agreement to reopen the activities government and initiate legislative discussions on the protection of a number of young immigrants. But Schumer says neither side has reached an agreement.
The closure of some US government activity began on Saturday morning but was only felt on Monday when federal offices across the country, usually open , remains closed.
Mitch McConnell, leader of the Senate Republican majority faction, said, "It makes us shake our heads. Who brought up this idea? "
Meanwhile Senator Jon Tester of the Democratic faction said," This institution can not even agree to pay for our soldiers. "
The fundamental impasse is still concerned with the timing and substance of immigration reform, including the fate of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants brought to America when they were children.
Senator Mitch McConnell puts it," In the recent survey, the majority of Americans claimed to keep government open higher priority than closing the government with regard to the issue of illegal immigration. "
Meanwhile, Democrat minority faction leader Senator Chuck Schumer said," The Republican leader wants to make you believe that we, Democrats, are forcing the closure. He forgot that some of his own party members are opposed to budget legislation. Do they make the government hostage over illegal immigration issues? No, it does not seem that way. "
President Donald Trump increases the pressure through Twitter on Twitter. He wrote that "Democrats only want illegal immigrants to flow into America without control."
Meanwhile, a new ad approved by Trump was launched with the aim of uniting the core supporters of the president and attacking the Democrats with a very harsh statement. "The President of Trump is right: Build a border wall Deportation of criminals Stop illegal immigration now Democrats who stand in our way will be involved in every murder committed by illegal immigrants."
Democratic faction says it will not be provoked by attacks of false statements, adding that Democratic leaders in the Senate agreed to fund the construction of a border wall in direct negotiations with Trump last week, but the White House rejected the deal.
Democratic Sen Dur Dickbin, on ABC This Week television show, "The leader of the minority faction Chuck Schumer went there in good faith and made what I consider a significant concession to the president for his strange efforts to build a wall on our border with Mexico, and despite that effort, a few hours later the president's staff called back and said it was over. "
Only the basic services of the government ah that is still being done during this closure, and many federal employees are not working. The 16-day closure of government activities in 2013 has cost about $ 24 billion to the American economy. [uh/lt]