Mitch McConnell, chairman of the Senate majority, said on Thursday afternoon that President Trump would sign a compromise bill to finance border security, but he would declare a national emergency to build the Wall.
After weeks of discussion, the nonpartisan conference committee negotiates funding The Department of Homeland Security and other agencies, whose funding expires on Friday, has finally closed its work, including $ 1.375 billion for physical barriers at the southern border. It also completes the six other employment schemes to fund some 25 percent of the federal government, which was closed for 35 days.
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Sanders says Trump will sign a bill calling a national emergency call.
Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Mr. Trump will sign the bill and call a national emergency to ensure that we stop national security and the humanitarian crisis at the border. "
" President Trump will sign the Government Finance Act, and as he said earlier, he will also take other executive action – including a national emergency – to ensure that we stop national security and the humanitarian crisis at the border. " Sanders said, "The president once again keeps his promise to build the wall, protect the border and secure our great land."
Schumer suggests Trump for allowing "unnecessary" closure
The Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer scolded Mr. Trump for the 35-day government shutdown that dismissed or paid 800,000 federal employees, and Mr. Trump initially refused to sign a financing bill that did not include money for a border wall Congress finally agreed on a three-week resumed resolution to open the government
Prior to the deadlock, Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered Mr. Trump $ 1.375 billion for the border fence. The same amount is included in the bill Mr. Trump is supposed to sign tonight, though he will also declare a national emergency to get the rest of the necessary funding.
"Let this be a lesson: government shutdowns do not do" "work," Schumer said.
Democrats present law making it difficult for Trump to build a wall by national emergency
Just before McConnell announced that Trump was calling for a national emergency call to bypass Congressional funding for the construction of a border wall, Democrats Homeland Security Committee announced a law that would make it difficult for Mr. Trump to build the wall without the approval of Congress.
The law would take away the "overly broad authority" granted to the Ministry of Internal Security by waiving legal requirements to build a wall on the border. Another bill would set up a $ 20 million legal fund for homeowners at the border whose properties could be confiscated for construction. A third bill would guarantee full compensation for all landowners at the border.
McConnell says Trump will sign a bill calling for a national emergency call. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in the Senate that President Trump will sign the bill and declare a national emergency to build the Wall.
"I just had the opportunity to speak with President Trump and … he is ready to sign the bill and he will also make a national emergency declaration at the same time and I told him I will support the national declaration of emergency "McConnell said.
The Senate is expected to vote at 15:30 ET.
Freshman Dems sues against finance bill
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib said in a statement that they will vote against the law because it gives the ICE money.
"Let's be clear: this is not a complaint of state workers or those who depend on their services, but a rejection of the hated policy, priorities, and rhetoric of the Trump administration," congressional women said.
They added, "This government continues to threaten the dignity and humanity of our immigrant population: The Department of Homeland Security has separated thousands of children from their parents, withheld asylum seekers from the refugees and used the taxpayer dollars as slush funds for terror The effectiveness of a government agency must be determined by an assessment: "Results." Reasonably, Donald Wump's force of arms is a failure for ICE and CBP. "The Department of Homeland Security does not deserve an increase in funds, and therefore let's say no to this financing package. "
Still waiting for word from Trump
The President must still guarantee to the legislator that he will sign the legislation.
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There is still no guarantee that Mr. Trump will sign the bill.
"He indicated that, but he did not say so," said Senator Richard Shelby, asking if the President would sign the bill.
Trump Tweets "Financial Account", then deletes it
Early Thursday afternoon, the President tweeted two words "Financial Account" before promptly appearing to delete the tweet, leaving Washington in abeyance.
Then he posted another tweet stating that he was "checking" the bill with his team.
House Freedom Caucus urges Trump to use executive powers to build walls
Four senior members of conservative House Freedom Caucus, a group that protested President Obama's use of executive powers to achieve what he does not legally achieve Mr. Trump urged executive action for the construction of its border wall.
The House Freedom Caucus chairman, MP Mark Meadows, MP Andy Biggs, MP Matt Gaetz and MP Jim Jordan wrote to the president on Wednesday and said, "If you feel you are doing so, sign the Legislation, we also urge you to use your authority under Title X, sections 284 and 2808, immediately to gain access to funds to begin building a much-needed boundary wall, "the letter said. "We support your use of the authority conferred on you by the United States Congress as President to federally protect the American people."
Pence says it is clear that Trump does not like Vice President Mike Pence
who is in Europe, told reporters he had spoken to the President several times on the trip, and it is clear that the President was with the deal is not very satisfied.
Mr. Trump has a lot of possibilities at the border, Pence said. Pence would not say if the President will sign the bill, noting that Trump is scrutinizing the legislation carefully.
Grassley prays Trump will have "wisdom" to sign the bill
When the Senate arrived on Thursday morning, Republican Sen Chuck Grassley offered his own prayer alongside the usual promises to the flag and the opening prayer:
"Let us all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so that the government does not shut down," Grassley said. 19659008] What's Included in the Bill
In addition to Homeland Security, the legislation reflects conference agreements for six more spending decisions: agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration, and related agencies; Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies; Financial services and general government; Domestic, environmental and related agencies; State, foreign business and related programs; and Transport, Housing and Urban Development and related agencies.
See what's in the bill:
- $ 1.375 billion for battleships totaling 90 kilometers along the southern border and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas;
- Financing of 40,520 ICE prison beds by the end of the fiscal year, a reduction of currently 49,060;
- $ 415 million for improved medical care, transportation, groceries and clothing for migrants in detention centers
- $ 900 million for increased in-port inspections, new technologies, opioid detection and customs officials;
- Financing of a new Polish Coast Guard security cutter;
- A 1.9% salary increase for civilian federal government workers (override) President Trump's order to deny them a salary increase);
- $ 100 million for border security technology between ports on the southern and northern borders of the United States, eg. B. Mobile Surveillance and Surveillance Towers capable of distinguishing between people and vehicles and carrying weapons or drugs)
- $ 564 million for non-invasive land-based inspection equipment to vehicles to search for drugs and other contraband in the US; 19659047] $ 563.4 million for hiring new immigration judges to reduce the backlog of cases;
- $ 527.6 million to support the US Strategy for Engagement in Central America, a program that addresses the causes of the migration of undocumented Central American Americans to the United States; 19659047] $ 191 million for the new infrastructure at Calexico's landport;
- $ 112.6 million for aircraft and sensor systems, including $ 86 million for three additional multi-purpose aircraft and $ 14.5 million for US Coast Guard integrated coastal recovery vessels; and
- $ 76.9 million for the control of opioids with detection equipment and staff in international postal facilities.
What does NOT include:
- Repayment to the federal contractor affected by the decommissioning;
- An extension of the Violence Against Violence Women's Act (though it includes nearly $ 500 million in grant money for VAWA programs);
- No increase in the total count field compared to 2018 (totaling $ 1.375 billion);
- The funding can not be used any concrete wall or other Trump wall prototypes. Only "existing technologies" for fences or barriers can be used.
Rebecca Kaplan and Nancy Cordes of CBS News contributed to this report
Trump says he has options that people do not understand to build the wall
President Trump, who met on Wednesday Speaking with reporters at the Oval Office, the Colombian president said he had options that most people do not understand to build the wall.
It is unclear what options the government is considering. The president insisted that the deal had $ 23 billion in border security and called for "stinginess" on the part of the Democrats.
Mr. Trump warned that the White House would "seek landmines before signing the legislation."
Applicants end the bill to finance the government
government late Wednesday night. Conference attendees were given an hour to review the bill, and then Rep. Nita Lowey, Chairman of the Budgetary Budget Committee, was expected to submit the legislation to the House, a CBS News Democratic official said.
The Senate is expected to pass its laws on Thursday. After the passage of the Senate, the measure comes to the passage into the house. This vote is expected on Thursday evening after 18:30 after the funerals of Deputy Walter Jones and former deputy John Dingell.
– Rebecca Kaplan and Nancy Cordes