U.S. federal employees to return after lawmakers end government shutdown

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Tester said in a statement that the 17-day budget did not include any funding for community health centers that are important to his rural state, nor did the deal include additional resources for border security. McConnell had previously said he would bring a deal to a vote only if President Donald Trump supported it.

But we're approaching the halfway mark of the fiscal year still operating on short-term spending Band-Aids.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the legislation brought forth by Republican Sens.

Demonstrators appeared at the Park Slope, Brooklyn, building to push the senator for a legislative solution for recipients of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: "We should be like Canada" in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: "Sheet metal and garbage" everywhere in Haiti MORE ended a year ago.

Sanders said Tuesday that the bipartisan compromise negotiated by Sens.

Immigration is a deeply polarizing issue, with hardliners in both parties pushing lawmakers into the trenches.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., seen here during a ceremony at the Capitol on January 17, 2018, will lead negotiations that will decide the fate of undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, known as DREAMers.

Sen. Chuck Schumer has retracted his offer to help fund President Trump's border wall with Mexico in exchange for helping young undocumented immigrants.

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CNN reported that Schumer outlined a list of potential bargaining chips Monday to the Democratic caucus, attempting to assure nervous colleagues who felt there was no path forward for a bill after it left the Senate. Should spouses and minor children of US citizens still be allowed to enter the country?

The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks, hours after Senate Democrats dropped their opposition to the plan after winning Republican assurances of a vote on immigration in the coming weeks. Senate Minority Whip Durbin took the floor to call the DACA issue the "civil rights issue of our time" and underscore the importance of passing an immigration bill by the new deadline, which he said McConnell had assured them would be on a level playing field.

Trump did meet with six GOP senators on Monday to discuss "the next steps on responsible immigration reform".

"I'm not holding my breath" for an agreement with Trump on immigration, said Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and David Perdue, R-Ga., who were not members of the bipartisan group that has been working to find a solution palpable to both sides. He rejected an initial offer put to him by Senators Durbin and Lindsey Graham of SC that did hit on those four pillars.

This may or may not end in a legislation that will protect an estimated 700,000 DACA beneficiaries a permanent protection from deportation as the measure passed by the senate, if it does not clear that chamber, may run into trouble with the House of Representatives, which could go the other way.

US President Donald Trump also had appealed to the Senate to abolish the filibuster. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and the newly elected Doug Jones of Alabama. She added that senators who voted Monday in favor of the deal "are not resisting Trump, they are enablers". "Pitting the most vulnerable in our country against one another is no way to govern. And hopefully, we won't have problems like that in the future". Democrats from states won by Trump in 2016 broke with progressives looking to satisfy liberals' and immigrants' demands.

Further direct talks with Trump may have to wait. Mr. McConnell and Mr. Schumer said negotiations lasted late into the night. What is apparent is that Democrats began the morning planning to dig in, and the tide turned fast behind closed doors. The measure needed 60 votes, and Democrats provided 33 of the 81 it got.

"I intend to keep my word", the majority leader said.

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