Oregon Democratic senator won t back stopgap spending bill


Sen. Jeff Merkley said he will vote adjoin the concise spending admeasurement Republicans put alternating to armamentarium the government and avoid a abeyance afore the Friday midnight deadline.The Oregon Democrat said on s New Day he won t abutment the continuing resolution unless there s accord on clearing and allotment for the Children s Bloom Insurance Program and association bloom clinics is included.Merkley argued that Americans will acceptable accusation Republicans for the government shutdown, although a contempo Quinnipiac poll shows that Americans are about analogously breach on whether they would point the feel at the GOP (32%) or the Democratic Party (34%).Related: Abeyance looms beyond in Senate afterwards House vote I anticipate the American bodies are activity to see that the Republicans are in allegation of the presidency, they re in allegation of the House, they re in allegation of the Senate, that Democrats are accommodating to do a concise (continuing resolution) to accumulate negotiations going, Merkley said. So we re not calling for a shutdown. Merkley additionally argued that President Donald Trump doesn t assume engaged on extensive a accord to avoid a government abeyance at midnight, adage he needs to break in DC to see a accord through.A White House agent said Friday morning that Trump won t arch to his chic Florida resort Friday if assembly can t avoid a government shutdown. The President had been planning to absorb the weekend at Mar-a-Lago for the one-year ceremony of his inauguration, hosting a Saturday night fundraising soiree with $100,000 tickets.The House voted Thursday night to canyon the concise spending measure, but the approaching of the legislation in the Senate is uncertain. If every Senate Republican is in abutment of the bill, the 51 GOP senators still charge nine of their Democratic colleagues to vote yes with them to accommodated the 60-vote beginning to affected a filibuster. As of now, three Republican senators said they would not abutment the House measure.

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