Trump Re-Starts Immigration Talks After Senate Ends Shutdown


Here's Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton. "It is a good solution, and I will vote for it", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Speaking on the Senate floor, Schumer announced that he and Sen.

MCEVERS: So those are Democratic and Republican voices. Markets have absorbed the shutdown drama over the last week, and on Monday morning world stocks and USA bond markets largely shrugged off Washington's standoff even as the dollar continued its pullback.

Looking for news you can trust? It's essentially identical to the first stopgap funding measure that Democrats rejected.

Mr McConnell offered a concession to Democrats by saying it was his intention to permit a Senate vote on an immigration measure after Feb 8 if the the government was still funded. Republicans have appeared increasingly confident that Democrats are bearing the brunt of criticism for the shutdown and that they will ultimately buckle. The vote was overwhelming, 81 "yea" votes to 18 "nay" votes.

There were cracks, though, among more moderate senators, particularly those who have to run for re-election this year. So they started working across the aisle, talking to Republicans. Vice President Mike Pence left Friday night for a three-country trip to the Middle East, and will not be immediately available for negotiations to end the shutdown or to break a tie vote in the Senate. The framework that they've talked about hasn't really changed.

Trump shot back later in a statement in which he said he is "pleased that Democrats in Congress have come to their senses and are now willing to fund our great military, border patrol, first responders, and insurance for vulnerable children".

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According to the CATO Institute, Goodlatte's bill would cut legal immigration levels by 38 percent - 420,000 people - in 2019 alone, representing, if enacted, the biggest immigration reduction since the 1920s.

Next, it will go to President Donald Trump's desk to be signed. The last shutdown featured park closings, swarms of reporters crawling around Capitol Hill at all hours, and Sen.

In a January 11 phone call, Trump agreed to hold a bilateral with France's Emmanuel Macron, schedules permitting, the White House previously said. Bob Goodlatte, but the legislation has slim chances in the Senate. How Schumer navigates that group - and how united that group remains under Schumer's leadership - will decide whether the votes are there to move forward at noon.

DAVIS: There is a lot of skepticism up here for that very reason.

Democrat senators have agreed to a temporary budget compromise that will put an end to the partial closure of the U.S. federal government, said their leader Chuck Schumer on Monday. Really important to note here - House Speaker Paul Ryan has not committed the House to vote on any of this.

Asked if the White House and the six senators planned to roll out DACA legislation in the next few days, the senior official declined to comment, adding the administration has been "pretty clear" about what it wants on that issue and other immigration matters.

"I know that there'll be earnest negotiations now more than they would have otherwise been, because I think without this agreement we would have just bumped into March 5th and that would not have been good", GOP Arizona Sen.