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Stopgap spending bill looks like more business as usual

Stopgap spending bill looks like more business as usual

President Donald Trump is wavering on whether to back a deal that would keep the government open but commit no money for his long-promised U.S. -Mexico border wall as his conservative supporters unleash scathing criticism and lobby the White House not to sign on.

The White House suggested earlier on Thursday that Trump was not on-board with the critical spending agreement because it lacked billions of dollars for "steel slats or a wall" at the Mexican border.

By a voice vote the Senate approved the stop-gap measure, sending it to the House of Representatives for passage before a midnight Friday deadline when existing funding expires for several federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security.

They also worry Trump's failure to make good on his signature campaign promise could hamper his re-election campaign.

It's not impossible, he said, that the legalization could be granted immediately and the wall funding gets tied up in courts and Congress fights to get it back. If all Democrats support the Senate-passed measure, it would only need limited Republican votes to get through the House.

Trump can also pull money from the emergency Military Construction (MILCON) fund, which can be used without congressional approval in cases of national security.

That would force Trump to actually veto the measure.

It would be a stretch to say the fencing Schumer supported in 2013 fits the same description as Trump's "impenetrable, physical, tall, power, lovely southern border wall", with "precasts going up probably 35 to 40 feet in the air".

Those in the White House pushing for a more moderate proposal have told the president that any proposal still needs some Democratic support and warned that failing to find a deal now could mean starting the 2020 campaign season with no border wall and the possible deportations of so-called Dreamers, people who were brought to the USA illegally as children.

McConnell on Tuesday proposed to Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer a plan that would provide US$1.6 billion for border security in addition to US$1 billion for Trump's immigration priorities.

"Boy, we can't have government shutdown".

The White House has said it's looking at other avenues to fund the wall.

Johnson expressed frustration with Trump's unwillingness to compromise on a border wall, asserting, "I'm not sure what leverage the president thinks he has at this moment".

As House Republicans struggled to find the votes to pass the Senate bill, Trump started blaming Republican Party leaders for failing to deliver on the US$5 billion he had demanded for the wall. Many are concerned that Republicans will not have another chance to fulfill Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

But the Senate late Wednesday approved an interim spending bill that would keep several key departments of the federal government funded through February and avert a partial shutdown.

"This is a missed opportunity to pass full-year funding bills now", Pelosi said in a statement. The bill keeps funding at current levels, $1.3 billion, for border security and fencing, but not for the wall. "We're going to have that fight, but we're going to have that fight after the midterms, '" Meadows said.

McConnell says the Senate will vote on the bill Wednesday. Last week, the president said he would be "proud" to close parts of the government if lawmakers did not approve funding for the barrier. And the meme glosses over Schumer's previous support for border wall funding earlier this year, in exchange for protections for Dreamers.

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