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Senators to Vote on Competing Funding Bills as Gov’t Shutdown Drags On

HeadlineJan 23, 2019

As the partial government shutdown enters its 33rd day, the Senate is set to vote on two separate bills Thursday: a Democratic proposal that would reopen the government temporarily, with no funding for a border wall, and a Republican bill which includes President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build his wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The ACLU condemned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s funding proposal Tuesday, saying it is “substantially worse than what the president described in his speech” and contains provisions that would severely curtail the asylum system and put immigrant children at increased risk. Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate have already rejected such a proposal. This is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi: ”DACA recipients had their protections—the temporary protected status, TPS—had their protection. The president took it away, and now he’s saying, 'Well, I'll give you this back temporarily if you give me a wall permanently.”

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