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Leahy on Gov’t Funding Bill: ‘We Rejected’ ‘Hate-Filled’ Trump Immigration Policies

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) discussed the government funding deal struck by Congress, and said, “we rejected the toxic and hate-filled immigration policies of President Trump.” Transcript as Follows: “This week, Republicans and Democrats from both the House and the Senate came together. We ignored the distractions and the tweetstorms coming from the White House, and we reached an agreement to fund our government and make responsible investments in the American people. This is not the agreement anyone of us would have reached by ourselves. But…

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Donald Trump on National Emergency: ‘I Didn’t Need to Do This’

Speaking before reporters at the White House Rose Garden Friday, President Donald Trump said he does not need to declare a national emergency to obtain funding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. “The primary fight was on the wall,” the president began. “Everything else we have so much as I’ve said, I don’t know what to do with it, we have so much money. But, on the wall, they skimped.” “I was successful, in that sense, but I want to do it fast,” he continued. “I could do the wall over…

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Report: Mitch McConnell Told Trump No ‘Land Mines’ in Spending Bill, a ‘Win’ over Pelosi

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) reportedly gave President Donald Trump false information about legislation to prevent a second partial government shutdown, claiming the bill possesses no “hidden provisions” or “landmines.” The Kentucky Republican also is said to have told the president that signing the bill into law would be a “win” over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who has long opposed any funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, having called the proposal “immoral.” The New York Times reports: A balky president was concerned that signing the measure could impose restraints…

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Donald Trump to Announce State of Emergency Before Weekend Trip to Florida

President Donald Trump will speak Friday on the ongoing fight for border security and his decision to declare a State of Emergency. The White House scheduled a press event in the Rose Garden where Trump is expected to deliver remarks on the national security and humanitarian crisis at the Southern border. The event is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. EST. The president is expected to declare a state of emergency to redirect more than $8 billion to construct physical barriers on the Southern border, according to reports citing White House officials.…

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White House: Trump Will Sign Compromise Border Funding Bill, Declare National Emergency

President Donald Trump will sign the compromise package funding the government and declare a national emergency on the border, the White House confirmed on Thursday. “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action – including a national emergency – to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. Trump’s decision gets him 50 miles of new physical barrier construction on the Southern border…

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McConnell: Trump Will Sign Spending Bill — and Declare National Emergency

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Thursday that President Donald Trump will sign legislation to prevent a second partial government shutdown and declare a national emergency to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “He’s prepared to sign the bill, he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time,” McConnell said ahead of a Senate vote on a measure to keep the government running past the February 15 deadline. The comprise measure keeps departments running through the fiscal year but without the $5.7 billion the…

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McCarthy: I View Immigration Deal ‘As a Down Payment’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Outnumbered Overtime,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated that he views the deal struck by the immigration conference committee “as a down payment,” but is still waiting to see the language of the bill. McCarthy said, “I am waiting to see what the language says. But the structure itself, Harris, you’ve got to think about this, just a few weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi said not — only $1 for the wall. The president is getting 55 new miles of wall and…

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Meadows: ‘I Don’t Support’ Immigration Deal, ‘I Expect’ Trump to Sign It

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” House Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows (R-NC) expressed opposition to the immigration deal reached by the conference committee and said he expects the president to sign it and then take some executive action. Meadows stated, “I don’t support it, and I don’t like it. … I can tell you, it’s just not only a bad deal for the president, ultimately, I expect him to sign it and keep the government open as a vehicle. But if he does that, then…

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Schumer: Trump ‘Must Sign’ Immigration Agreement

During a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged President Trump to sign the agreement reached by the immigration conference committee. Schumer said, “I urge President Trump to sign this agreement. We must not have a rerun of what happened a few months back, where legislators, Democrat and Republican, House and Senate, agreed, and President Trump pulled the rug out from under the agreement and caused a shutdown. If he opposes this agreement, the same thing could happen again. We don’t need it.…

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Leahy on Funding Deal: ‘We Were Not Trying to Pass Something to Thrill the President’

Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT), one of the key negotiators of a funding deal that would prevent a shutdown on Friday, offered his response to President Donald Trump’s reaction to the deal. Reacting to the deal announcement earlier, President Donald Trump said, “I can’t say I’m happy. I can’t say I’m thrilled.” Leahy said, “We were not trying to pass something to thrill the president or anybody else. Every one of us had to give on it. We had meetings late until last night in my…

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