House rolling out two-week stopgap spending plan

06 December, 2018, 20:24 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • The U.S. flag flies at half-staff in honor of former President George H.W. Bush outside the Capitol in Washington D.C. Monday. Top Hill leaders planned on a stopgap funding bill to avoid a partial shutdown at the end of the week

House lawmakers filed a two-week stopgap spending bill Monday that would ensure that the government remains fully funded as the nation mourns former President George Bush this week. And even some Republicans balk at spending more than the $1.6 billion already provided.

Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Saturday he would be willing to sign a two-week funding extension.

Trump had been expected to meet Tuesday with the two top Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY - to discuss how to resolve the remaining sticking points on appropriations, according to sources familiar with the talks.

Central American migrants planning to surrender to US border guards climb over the USA border wall from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, late Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

"If there's any shutdown, it's on President Trump's back", Schumer said.

House Republicans have passed a spending bill that includes $5 billion for the president's proposed border wall, while Senate Democrats have proposed $1.6 billion for the project.

As part of their campaign, Cards Against Humanity launched a website, which says: "If you voted for Trump, you might want to sit this one out", and they recently announced that they have bought a piece of land on the US-Mexico border with the sole intention of obstructing Donald Trump's signature policy promise.

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The change in tone is likely fueled Bush family assurances that the 41st President's funeral would be free of political tension and the anti-Trump sentiment that permeated McCain's funeral, the Washington Post reported.

While Democrats prefer a one-week extension, they signaled they would not object to a two-week delay. The White House is expecting that to be between seven and 14 days, said a White House official who was not authorized to speak publicly. Chuck Schumer and House Democrat Nancy Pelosi has also been delayed to next week.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that they could support up to $1.6 billion in border security, not border wall funding, "that was included in a bipartisan Senate bill".

Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, called the wall "a 14th-century solution to a 21st-century problem" and suggested that money would be better spent on more Border Patrol officers, technology and equipment.

"I think majority would want to pass our appropriation bills", Shelby said.

The Kentucky Republican told reporters over the weekend that it's up to Trump "to do a deal with the Democrats".

But funding for other departments and agencies, which include the IRS, NASA and the Department of Homeland Security, would lapse if Congress doesn't act. Federal funding for those agencies is set to expire at midnight Friday.

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