Manchin Voting for Bills to End 'Ridiculous' Shutdown

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Dems offer Trump '21st century border security' in place of wall

"My view is we should fix the problem now through the end of the fiscal year and not go through this exercise again", said Sen.

The poll reveals that 66 percent of voters want Trump to agree to a budget without funding for the border wall, compared to just 31 percent who feel he should hold out. But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday it would have to include a "large down payment on the wall".

"I want to thank all of the federal workers and their fantastic families who have shown such extraordinary devotion in the face of this recent hardship", he continues.

Senator John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 2 Senate Republican leader, said Thursday's votes could "teach us that the leaders are going to have to get together and figure out how to resolve this". He has floated the idea of declaring a state of national emergency; that move could allow the president to free up billions in emergency funds for the border security wall. "We never did", Trump said.

While not conceding to a physical wall, Rep. Clyburn suggested enhanced security in the form of drones, X-rays, and sensors, and hiring and training more border patrol agents. In a plan the rejected Senate GOP plan mirrored, President Trump on Saturday proposed to reopen government if he got his wall money.

Earlier Thursday, the Senate rejected competing Democratic and Republican proposals for ending the 34-day partial government shutdown, which is the longest in the nation's history. Trump has said it is necessary to curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking.

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These Representatives' comments are markedly different from what we had been hearing from the Democrats in recent days.

The agreement opens the government for three weeks, allowing nearly 800,000 government workers to be paid for the first time in 35 days, while providing no money for the President's border wall.

If both measures fail, about one-fourth of the federal government will remain shut down.

With the effects of the shutdown spreading, the Republican-led Senate voted unanimously to pass the stopgap spending measure to temporarily fund many agencies.

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called a wall immoral.

The Democratic package was expected to include $5.7 billion, the same amount President Trump wants for his wall, but it would be used instead for fencing, technology, personnel and other measures. The Democrats' plan received 52 in favour, 44 against.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was in the middle of a round-table with Capitol Hill reporters when reports began surfacing of Trump's support for a short-term government funding bill.

Trump responded in real time on Twitter saying, "very simply, without a Wall it all doesn't work".

Before the votes, McConnell called Trump's plan a "pragmatic compromise that could end this impasse right away" by getting the president's signature.

The shutdown has furloughed 800,000 government employees, with at least 420,000 forced to continue working without pay, and the remainder sent home, some of whom have been forced to look for temporary work elsewhere to help pay their household bills.

The tweet incorporated the new rhyming rally cry that the president unveiled on Wednesday.

The measure would have also provided three years of continued protection against deportation for 700,000 immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children. Republicans lawmakers and White House officials, including Jared Kushner, have indicated they would prefer Trump not to rely on such an option to build the wall because of the legal challenges that would follow.

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