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Here's the poster that caused a whole brouhaha in the House because they're not allowed to insult people in the Senate. https://t.co/m2WA6Hair3
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A certain House Republican just predicted to me that Schumer and the Democrats fold by 1pm Monday.
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House Ways and Means chairman Kevin Brady said House Rs and Senate Dems aren't really talking right now. Says they're waiting for Democrats to "abandon their extreme position."
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Folks, this is not looking like a short weekend shutdown. Who's gonna back down, Senate Democrats or House Republicans?
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I'm a bit skeptical of how unanimous this agreement is considering House Republicans sure are acting like the bill would pass the House if it went to a vote.
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How united are House Republicans in refusing to commit to a DACA vote to re-open the government? Rep. Chris Collins says there's overwhelming agreement. "It is locked in. We're just not going there."
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Really looks like a deal between Senate Democrats and Republicans wouldn't be hard to work out. Issue is House Republicans digging in on no immigration bill. This could go on a while.
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That said, a wing of the Republican Party would go ballistic over this, and it would require a leap of faith from Democrats, so it's not as simple as it sounds. But it's a possible path forward to avoid catastrophe.
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Assuming the bipartisan DACA deal passes the Senate and House (which I'd personally bet it does) that would put a lot of pressure on Trump. It would be directly on him to sign or not sign it into law.
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But this does present a way forward. GOP probably will refuse to tie bills together. But if Paul Ryan agrees to a standalone vote on DACA over Trump's objections (which would have good odds of passing) Dems may agree to support a February 8 spending bill.
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However, Paul Ryan would not make the same commitment in the House, so he wouldn't go quite as far as McConnell, according to Flake. I think deal probably would've collapsed anyway without an agreement to tie DACA to a must-pass funding bill.
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Per Flake, Senate Republicans did commit to put forward a bipartisan DACA bill to a vote (which would likely pass) regardless of whether President Trump supported it. This is a big change for Mitch McConnell.
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Flake and several others on both sides say a deal for a spending bill that would've funded the government to February 8 and included CHIP was heavily discussed last night. Dems walked away because GOP wouldn't commit to tie a DACA deal to a must-pass bill. But...
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(THREAD) Here's where negotiations are at, according to Republican Senator Jeff Flake, and here's how he thinks a deal will be reached today.
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Deal would’ve funded government to February 8 with CHIP and a commitment to tie a DACA deal to this must-pass bill *regardless of whether Trump supported it or not.* Dems say McConnell was open to it but Paul Ryan wouldn’t commit to a House vote. Dems walked away.
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Getting from multiple people it was Ryan who killed, at least in large part, a last minute deal. https://t.co/GGHjLb2o7b
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Sounds like it was Paul Ryan, via phone, who sunk negotiations. Wouldn't commit the House to tying DACA to a must-pass funding bill.
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