WASHINGTON ― The Senate is set to vote later this week on dueling measures that would reopen the government: one put forth by Republicans, the other by Democrats. The bill, which also calls for major changes the would restrict asylum laws for Central American minors, is likely to get little or no Democratic support. This measure is unlikely to get enough Republican support because it does not include funding for Trump’s border wall, which as a candidate he promised Mexico would pay for. That’s short of the 13 Republicans needed to advance the measure, assuming all 47 members of the Senate Democratic caucus support it. The GOP’s Senate leadership actively lobbied members against signing the letter.
Source: Huffington Post January 22, 2019 22:18 UTC