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No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as the clock ticked toward a midnight deadline to pass a funding b

REUTERS - 2018-01-19 22:04:25

Schumer says very short-term funding would be OK

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown. The New York Democrat says his party would accept a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open for a few days to buy time to "get the job d


Report: Tom Cotton's Strong Influence Leaves Chuck Schumer Unwilling to Negotiate on Immigration

Sen. Tom Cotton's (R-AR) strong influence over the national debate on immigration policy and President Trump's administration has left Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) unwilling to broker an immigration deal unless the populist conservative Senator is left out of the conversation. A POLIT


FLASHBACK: Chuck Schumer Once Backed Skill-Based Immigration over Family Relationships

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), an outspoken supporter for so-called Dreamers who are in the country illegally and advocates that 800,000 of them get amnesty and even a pathway to citizenship, has evolved on his immigration stance. "We have both met Dreamers and heard their stories," Sc


Senate agrees to start work on spending bill, but not much else

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday night, Democrats would agree to start work on a short-term spending bill, in the hopes of agreeing to a spending extension of about five days. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., did not agree to the request. (Al Drago/Bloomberg)


Ryan to Schumer: 'Do not shut down the federal government'

Tonight, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined with other Republican leaders to send a simple message to Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY): "Do not shut down the federal government." The Speaker's remarks followed House passage of legislation to keep the government open, fund the militar


House passes government funding bill but Senate delays

Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 10:27 PM EST The House on Thursday passed a GOP-backed short-term spending bill that would fund the government through Feb. 16. The Senate debated the bill, but ultimately voted to adjourn until Friday at 11 a.m., leaving the Senate only one day before the government shuts


Chuck Schumer Begs to Hand Drowning Trump a Lifeline

The United States government inched precariously closer to a full federal shutdown on Thursday, with Republicans-who control the House, Senate, and White House-seemingly incapable of cobbling together enough votes to pass a continuing resolution that would keep the lights on past Friday. Among the m


Schumer's Chaos Theory: Shutting Down Over Immigration Is 'Governmental Chaos'

Sometimes what politicians say in the past can come back and bite them in the butt. Sometimes it can devour them whole. In 2013, When Barack Obama was in office, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D- N.Y.) told ABC News, the GOP threatening to shutdown the government over a funding issue is like taking your family


Nightly Brief

Top CNS stories for today including the Senate Judiciary Committee approving seven new judicial nominees on Thursday, including three of President Donald Trump's picks for federal appeals courts; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats won't play ball on a temporary funding bill intended


Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez can't remember who Chuck Schumer is

Perhaps it's a good thing that Rep. Luis Gutierrez is retiring from Congress. While we heartily agree Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is a forgettable character, the Illinois Democrat should be able to remember his party's leader in the upper chamber. Yet, on two separate occasions Wednesday, t


Will News Media Recall Schumer's 2013 Vow to Not Shutdown Over Immigration?

Back in 2013, with Democrats controlling the Senate and White House, a study by the Media Research Center determined that the broadcast networks mostly blamed Republicans for that year's government shutdown. In the midst of the shutdown, Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (now the Democratic Senate le


Chuck Schumer touts 'broad and strong' opposition to short-term spending package

Sen. Chuck Schumer told reporters the "overwhelming" amount of Senate Democrats will not support this package, which funds the government until Feb. 16 and includes a six-year reauthorization for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which Democrats have called for since its expiration last fall.


The Latest: Schumer says many Dems oppose spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on Congress and legislation to avert a government shutdown (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says there's "very, very strong" sentiment among Democrats to oppose a four-week government-wide funding bill that's slated for a House vote Thursday


Liberals just don't get it

"The sky is falling," cried Chicken Little. We witnessed other Chicken Little's this past week or so. Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth Warren were talking about the end of the world as we know it thanks to the new tax cuts. "Armageddon and Crumbs!," shouted Pelosi. "A giant giveaway to bi


LOL: Chuck Schumer takes swing at GOP over 'what leads to problems,' KO's Obama & Dems instead

With the Republican & Democrat debate over DACA leaving a government shutdown looming, Sen. Chuck Schumer decided it was another good time to stay as far as possible away from self-awareness: Schumer, immediately following McConnell on the floor: "What leads to problems in this place, what leads to


Chuck Schumer calls on Trump to 'get on board' for DACA deal before it's too late

"President Trump needs to step up," Schumer said. "He can't just bluster. He can't just play a game of brinksmanship. He can't just be obstinate and say 'my way or the highway.' He needs to be willing to take 'yes' for an answer." (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer,


Chuck Schumer Offers Indulgence for Racism in Exchange for Amnesty

Like a medieval Pope, Schumer offers merits to offset Trump's alleged sins if he will give Democrats more voters. Chuck Schumer offers to allow Donald Trump to BEGIN to prove he's not racist by supporting his amnesty bill. He doesn't say that will actually clear him of charges of racism. He undoubte


Chuck Schumer Says He Has 50 Votes to Overturn FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

Democrats claimed on Monday that they have a 50-vote majority in the Senate, as well as Sen. Susan Collins' (R-ME) support, to override the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) recent repeal of the agency's 2015 net neutrality order. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) revealed, "With f


Sarah Huckabee Sanders: NBC Gave Trump A Show For A Decade, So He's Not Racist

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended President Donald Trump to reporters on Tuesday, saying that if he's a racist, "why did NBC give him a show for a decade on TV?" Sanders was answering a question about comments made by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who said