by Axios | 12.6.18
The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution on Thursday to push the government shutdown deadline to Dec. 21, handing it off to the Senate for approval, CNBC reports.
The big picture: The shutdown standoff — originally set for this week — was delayed after the death of former President George H.W. Bush. Democrats are still refusing to give Trump the $5 billion he wants for his border wall, though Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has reportedly offered the president $1.6 billion for border security — a move that prompted backlash from many progressives. A meeting between Trump, Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has also been delayed until next week, Politico reports.
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No government shutdown, and no border wall!
Yes America voted for the wall when they elected Trump.
Pass a budget with zero funding for border wall. Don't waste my money on the ridiculous condemnation of immigrants and refugees!
The border wall is an absolute necessity at this critical point in our history. People are marching in droves to our border with malicious intentions, assaulting our amazing border patrol agents, who only get criticized for doing their jobs. How ridiculous! I’m all for coming into my country legally, obtaining an admirable job, paying your taxes, and abiding by our judicial infrastructure. If you refuse to do that, and instead throw rocks, bottles, and any other debris you can get your hands on, you’re very fortunate you ONLY get tear-gas in your face. It’s not a complete government shut down anyways. Approximately 70% of our financial infrastructure would still be up an running well into 2019. Do your homework people. We have enough criminal element in our country to deal with already, and YES, there is a significant criminal element intermingled with these “caravans”. If you make a decision based on that ONE picture of a mother and child and refuse to see the reality of the situation, you are not only foolish, but also living in willful ignorance as to what is actually going on around you. Pay attention and make sound healthy choices for yourself, your family, your friends, AND our country.
NO FREAKING EXPENSIVE INADEQUATE WALL!
No border wall!
NO WALL Deport ALL the Republicans
Ronald: No border wall money, unless Mexico is paying for it! Just like “the Don” promised. Hold him to that promise. That’s what he got elected on. Not you and I paying for it! Congress didn’t promise it. Your dictator, Butthead did! Your ignorance is showing...
Trump should be in jail. Then the Republican leaders that ubstructed his impeachment.
Not another penny should be spent on walls that do not keep us safer and they are not wanted in any of the border states. These walls are killing wildlife and humans. Totally inhumane!
No government shutdown and no wall. The senate needs to represent americans and stop pandering to an unreasonable and irrational president. He is free with taxpayer $$$ while he is tight with his own
America voted against the wall when they mostly voted for Clinton. Also the wall would be next to useless.
Congress has failed to build the Wall it promised. It is time to do it. Stop the invasion on Our Southern Border.
No funding for border wall. Don't give trump uno centavo for border wall. No wall. Ever. Period.
Please, PLEASE, before the Democrats take back the House in January, do everything in your power to pass as much critical legislation as physically possible: Fund the rest of the government, fund at LEAST $4 billion of the border wall along with extra monies for ICE/CBP and border technology, pass criminal justice reform, get the Farm Bill to the President with work requirements for SNAP, permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and please reform our AWFUL asylum laws. With asylum reform, we MUST codify into law the requirement that illegal aliens must present at a legal port of entry like all civilized human beings, and aliens should be held (with their children) indefinitely until their asylum claims can be adjudicated.
Popular vote was not won by drumpf so the majority of Americans therefore do not want a border wall. Not one cent.
There should not be a wall and it would be a huge waste of funding that could go toward Medicaid and education.
Trump campaigned on building the Wall so we need to honor the wishes of the America people and get the funding for it !!
We need Borders. We are being exploited as a country. The Law must be followed.
It is long overdue. I think of our national border security in likeness to my yard. I put up a fence to keep unwanted intruders out. There will always be ways around the fence for those determined enough to get in. Improving the security of our borders will only strengthen the U.S. There are numerous LEGAL entry points into our country. If you truly want to be a part of our great nation then you can pass through those points.