The Senate has blocked Republican and democratic bill to end the “shutdown”
Partial closure of the Federal government continues for more than a month
Two bills aimed at ending the “shutdown” – continued for more than a month partial closure of the Federal government, was on Thursday blocked in the Senate.
Republican bill considered by lawmakers, called for the termination of the “shutdown” and, together with the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.
The bill proposed by Democrats, required only the opening of the Federal government but not funding the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico.
Recall that the Senate put to the vote a competing proposal to end the partial blocking of the government’s work..
The bill submitted by the Republicans, provides for the allocation of the required trump 5.7 billion dollars for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, and a number of immigration reforms of limited scope, and provide government funding until the end of the current fiscal year.
The Democrats ‘ proposal calls for funding the government until February 8, does not contain any initiatives on border security and immigration and focus solely on the resumption of the work of the government, to congressional leaders and the White house could continue negotiations on issues that have led to the current impasse.
“The Senate has the opportunity to pass a bill, the essence of which is very simple, – said on Thursday to journalists by the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi. – Just to Fund the government until February 8, so we can continue the discussion, and people at that time got paid”.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell called on Democrats to support the initiative of the Republicans, which provides temporary protection for the participants of the DACA program for immigrants illegally brought into the country in childhood.
“It’s time to come to agreement, and, fortunately, the agreement is already submitted for consideration, he said. – This arrangement will suit everyone who prefers to resume the work of the government, to invest in border security and provide a more certain future participants DACA”.
The leader of the democratic minority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer outlined the plan of the Republicans otherwise, stating that he, in fact, “holds 800 000 civil servants and millions of Americans hostage if the authors of the document do not have their way.”
None of the bills cannot be passed without bipartisan support, because of the need to get 60 votes, and Republicans occupy 53 of the 100 seats in the Senate.
Trump on Thursday reiterated that he believes the construction of the wall is necessary to ensure border security. “Without the wall it’s not working – he wrote on Twitter. – Our country has a chance to significantly reduce the level of crime, human trafficking, organized crime and drug trafficking. This should have been done decades ago. We will not surrender!”