Senate Democrats dig in for shutdown fight over DACA

January 17, 2018


Senate Democrats are digging in to oppose a stopgap spending bill that would avert a government shutdown Friday, convinced they’ve got the upper hand in the budget battle and can force a deal to save “Dreamers” from deportation.

The Republican majorities in the House and Senate are advancing the stopgap bill, known as a continuing resolution or CR, that would give lawmakers 28 days to finalize the budget and fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program that is providing temporary deportation amnesty.

“CRs are a waste of time,” a top aide to Senate Democratic leadership said Wednesday.

Democrats instead want a vote on the bipartisan Gang of Six deal to fix DACA that President Trump rejected last week.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • Navy Bob says:

    We now know where the Democrats put their priorities. Do NOT support the President. Do NOT support the military. Do NOT protect children and the elderly. Do NOT put the Country first. No, support those who are here illegally. Use your lap dogs in the media to blackmail the spineless GOP “leaders”. Gain support from RINO Quisling’s like Jeff Flake to assist in your attacks of the President. But, most importantly, blame the GOP for everything, and have a compliant media repeat the lies often enough that mindless believe it as fact.

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