Once again, the government is facing a financial shutdown unless Congress can pass another spending bill. Due to the constant partisan war in Congress, the best they’ve been able to do is pass short-term spending bills that need to be revisited every month or so.
This time, Democrats are trying to extort Republicans by saying they will not support any spending bill unless it provides protection for DACA illegals. One should have nothing to do with the other, but Democrats don’t care.
Members of the House Freedom Caucus is demanding a floor vote on an immigration bill that is much tougher than Democrats like, in exchange for their support on another short-term spending bill.
(The Hill) – Members of the far-right House Freedom Caucus are making an eleventh-hour bid to get a floor vote on a conservative immigration bill in exchange for their support on a short-term spending bill, as GOP leaders scramble to secure Republican votes for their proposal to avoid a government shutdown Friday.
While Republican leaders sounded fairly confident Wednesday morning that they would have enough GOP support to pass the continuing resolution (CR), they have little room for error, as Democrats are vowing to oppose any spending bill that doesn’t include relief for immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his top lieutenants are threading a very thin needle as they try to build support among frustrated defense hawks and conservatives for the fourth temporary funding patch since September…
The American people are very sick and tired of the partisan politics dominating Congress these days. They forget that they are elected to represent the American people, not to play their petty partisan games for the sole purpose of pushing their anti-American agenda. If it were up to me, I would drain the entire swamp and start all over with people who will do their job by representing us, not themselves.