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Gov’t Shutdown Drags On as Dems Reject Trump DACA Proposal

HeadlineJan 22, 2019

As the partial government shutdown enters its 32nd day, lawmakers prepare to vote on several bills this week aimed at ending the impasse over President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion in border wall funding. On Saturday, Trump proposed a new deal, promising to shield Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, protections for three years, as well as protections for those who have temporary protected status, or TPS, in exchange for funding his border wall. Democrats rejected the deal, which would not provide long-term protections or a path to citizenship for affected individuals. Despite this, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will bring the proposal up for a vote this week. Meanwhile, House Democrats are moving forward with their own proposals aimed at ending the shutdown. Eight hundred thousand government workers now face the prospect of missing their second paycheck since the government shutdown started, as they continue to either be furloughed or work without pay.

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