The Senate is going to approve a spending bill for the Homeland Security Department, the biggest department in the US federal government besides the military….
We do NOT know if the approval will be 10 days, 30 days or whatever…..
We do NOT know if the ‘Dreamers’ Act approval is in the Senate Bill…..
But we DO know that even if these guys set up the clean bill and they vote to defund the President’s executive action?
Odds are the President IS gonna go ahead and find a judge or judges that will see things HIS way….
For all the hollering about President Obama going HIS own way?
No Congress…Democratic or Republican has dealt with comprehensive Immigration Reform….
And the way things are politically?
No Congress can be expected to….
So ….In a replay of days gone by….
We’re gonna see the US Government at it’s worst…..
John Boehner is gonna need the Democrats to get him out of hole….
While his Conservative rightwingnut stand there fuming ….
He’s been there before
Until Wednesday, Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell had not spoken in two weeks. Asked to describe his relationship with Mr. McConnell, Mr. Boehner said “sometimes there are differences.”
“We have two different institutions that don’t have the same body temperature every day,” he said. “You know, the House, by nature and by design, is a hell of a lot more rambunctious place than the Senate — much more.”
House Republicans are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss a path forward, but with several options under consideration, lawmakers seem to be coalescing around a short-term funding measure that would last less than a month, according to people with knowledge of the discussion who did not want to speak publicly about private negotiations. The Senate, meanwhile, is expected to begin voting on a clean funding bill Thursday — most likely just after 9 p.m., if members cannot reach a unanimous, bipartisan agreement to take up the legislation sooner.
The Democratic leadership on Thursday called on House Republicans to pass the clean funding bill the Senate is expected to send over. “ISIS appears to have money, terrorists appear to have money, why shouldn’t our homeland have the ability to protect itself?” asked Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the minority leader, referring to the Islamic State group. “This is like living in a world of crazy people.”
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Even some Republicans said it was time for Mr. Boehner and his conference to accept the reality that they needed to fund the Homeland Security agency, and fight Mr. Obama on immigration at a different time.
“As a governing party, we’ve got to fund D.H.S. and say to the House, ‘Here’s a straw so you can suck it up,’” said Senator Mark S. Kirk, Republican of Illinois. “This battle should be the end of the strategy of attaching whatever you’re upset at the president to a vital piece of government.”
But some of the House’s more conservative members said they were frustrated with what they saw as their leadership team’s capitulation to Democratic demands…
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