"All of that on-hold over the issue of illegal immigration with no imminent deadline". The president continues to deny he's a racist.
"My Democratic colleagues' demand on illegal immigration at the behest of their far left base has crowded out all other important business, crowded it out", said Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell.
At this point, Senate Republicans are hoping to get more guidance from Trump and the White House about how to proceed. Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and Valley Forge National Park all closed in 2013.
As part of a fight over how to handle immigration, a measure to keep the government open before a midnight deadline appears likely to fail Friday, leading to a shutdown starting this weekend.
"Nothing has changed scheduling wise in the House".
Democrats, angered by the collapse of immigration talks, have vowed to block the stopgap funding bill.
A senior Senate Democratic aide informed the Washington Post it was "almost certain" spending extension doesn't have the votes to pass the upper chamber.
Trump has blamed Democrats for the shutdown and argued it will be "devastating to our military", though members of the military are largely exempt from shutdowns as they are considered essential services. Another 18 percent say they'd give both parties equal blame. One more thing: a DACA deal polls extremely well.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney slammed Democrats Friday for opposing the bill, which does not contain anything they are in opposition to.
While a Shutdown Looms, So Might a Compromise?
Trump spun immigration negotiations into chaos last week, insisting first that he was on board with a bipartisan proposal to fix the program, then turning on that support by Thursday, reportedly calling some countries "shitholes". Neither was House Speaker Paul Ryan, who was addressing the "March for Life" rally around the same time.
With just 12 hours to go, it didn't even seem like that there was any concerted movement to resolve the impasse.
"What other choice do have this week", asked New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur.
"The difference between Steve King and Lindsey Graham is that Steve King can actually win an election in Iowa", Cotton said. It had previously cleared the House with a 230-197 vote.
"Senate Democrats are also caught in a tough spot", said the report. "Red state Democrats don't want to run the risk of being labeled as responsible for a shutdown". The bill keeps the federal government open.
The political and gender gaps come together: While just 9 percent of Republican men would cast blame on their own side of the aisle, this doubles to 18 percent of Republican women. Joe Manchin told the network. Casey faces the most pressure to cross the aisle and vote for a short-term funding bill - but he is refusing to budge.
Republican Senator Jeff Flake said he was promised a vote on "dreamer" - or DACA - legislation by the end of this month, but suggested that has been complicated by President Trump's uncertain stance on the issue.
In the Senate, Republicans have a narrow 51-49 majority and legislation requires 60 votes to advance.
A government shutdown Saturday would fall on the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration.