"They shut down the government over a completely unrelated issue". Nothing has been agreed to, the lawmakers said, and there were no indications that leaders of either party or the White House was on board. That vote is set for 1 a.m. Monday.
So far, leaders from both parties have been unable to get close to a deal to reopen the government. He is understood to have gone back on his deal with Schumer under pressure from immigration hardliners in the White House.
The approach found advocates in South Carolina Sen.
Graham urged Democrats to take the deal. "To my Democratic friends, don't overplay your hand", he told reporters.
"It could go several days because I think there's other Democrats who want to see the president give the State of the Union during a shutdown", the Director of Office of Management of Budget Mick Mulvaney told Fox News.
Despite some Democratic aides saying they believe the deal would get the required 60 votes on the Senate floor to advance, a senior Democratic aide on Sunday insisted the support is not there.More news: Arsene Wenger delivers verdict on Mesut Ozil's future at Arsenal
In terms of actual policy, Democrats are fighting to pass a short-term funding extension combined with assurances that legislation to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program will be considered soon.
"It's very unpopular, and they're trying to find a way out of it", said Senate GOP Whip John Cornyn of Texas.
Republicans argued that Democrats shuttered the government over "illegal immigration" in a bid to gin up enthusiasm among their base.
As a citizen, Donald Trump criticized President Barack Obama during the 2013 government shutdown for failing to "lead" and getting everyone in the room. And Republicans failed to win enough Democratic support to bring it to a vote.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday that the House of Representatives would accept a bill funding the government through February 8 and ending the current shutdown of federal agencies if the Senate can pass the measure.
During his speech early Sunday afternoon, McConnell said Democratic demands on permanent protections for DACA recipients were not an emergency given that the program is not set to expire until March.
Cornyn provided no details about whether the two would speak by phone or in person. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on ABC's "This Week".More news: Jaguars' Blake Bortles Cries On Sideline After Patriots Clinch AFC Title
The shutdown cast a huge shadow over the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration as president and highlighted deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats. The president remained out of sight and canceled plans to travel to his resort in Florida for the weekend.
"I think the wall is a monumental waste of taxpayer money".
However, the Republicans are unlikely to opt for this, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. Democrats were using his zigzagging stance in immigration talks - first encouraging deals, then rejecting them - to underscore his first, chaotic year in office. "Having said that, if that's what it's going to take in order to put 800,000 young men and women in this country - dreamers - and put them in a safe place and put them on a course to full integration in our society, if that's what the hostage-takers of the dreamers, if that's their ransom call, I say pay it". "It's a direct result of a president who has proven unwilling to compromise and is thus unable to govern".
Across town, the Democratic National Committee sent out a press release with the headline, "Republicans Created the Trump Shutdown".
A spokesman for McConnell said in response to the tweet that the Senate Republican Conference does not support changing the 60-vote rule, a reiteration of Republican Senate leadership's already-stated opposition to the move Trump has called for over the past year.
Some sites were closed, including Philadelphia's Liberty Bell, but visitors had access to other sites such as Yellowstone. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would reopen for visitors Monday, with the state of NY picking up the tab for federal workers for the duration of the government shutdown.
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He accused Schumer of leaving children unprotected and servicemembers without pay.