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Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:17 PM

Senate Democrats prepare for spring battle over Trump's border wall

By Kelsey Snell March 13 at 8:40 AM

Senate Democrats are preparing to fight back against GOP plans to fund President Trumpís wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, even if it means threatening a government shutdown at the end of April.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other top Senate Democrats warned GOP leaders Monday that they will block any attempt to use the budget process to begin construction of the wall ó especially because the president has not specified how he plans to pay for it.

On Monday, Democrats wrote to Senate GOP leaders that they wonít accept any attempt to include funding for Trumpís proposed border wall in a spending bill necessary to keep the government open past April 28, according to a letter obtained by The Washington Post.

ďGiven these and other concerns, we believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of such funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the Republican majority in control of the Congress to avert a government shutdown so early in President Trumpís Administration,Ē the Democrats wrote.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:19 PM

1. better battle the health care law first

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Response to INdemo (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:37 PM

3. Let's walk and chew gum at the same time

I've heard this excuse over the years, that we do one thing at a time.

It wouldn't have taken the Dems much to get Marijuana off of the schedule 1 back in 2008, and now we have Sessions.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Mar 13, 2017, 05:21 PM

2. How long before Spicer says Trump did not really mean a real wall?

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