Federal workers and legislators already think of Friday, the deadline for a purchase agreement to avert another partial abandonment of the government. But much more action is expected on Capitol Hill.
Negotiators of the House and of the Senate have been working for more than two weeks on a financing agreement for border control that paves the way for a final expenditure package for the 2019 budget.
The meeting of the conference committee on a spending memorandum on homeland security picked up the pace last week, while negotiators wanted to know how much money should be provided for border barriers. But on the weekend the negotiations led to a roadblock about the detention of immigrants and undocumented immigrants by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office.
"The talks are now stalled," said Senate Credit President Richard C. Shelby on "Fox News Sunday." "We have some problems with the Democrats who are dealing with ICE who are holding criminals in the US and want a cap on them, and we do not want to cap that."
Democrats claim that the cap will not prevent ICE from holding criminals, but forces them to give priority to detaining them against other undocumented immigrants who do not have a criminal record.
"A cap on ICE prisons will force the Trump government to prioritize deportation for criminals and people posing a real security threat, not law-abiding immigrants who contribute to our country," said California Democratic representative Lucille Roybal-Allard in a statement .
The top four of the House and the Senate will meet each other this afternoon to try and save the negotiations, according to Shelby's spokesperson.
Both rooms have until Friday to take into account the Homeland Security bill and six other unfinished credit measures for the financial year 2019 – Agriculture, financial services, transport-HUD, state-foreign operations, Commerce-Justice-Science, and interior environment – which together amount to about $ 320 billion in discretionary spending.
If they are not ready to advance the full fiscal accounts for 2019 credits, legislators could also implement a different continuation of the resolution in the short term to keep these departments at the level of fiscal 2018 funding.
If no action is taken, or if President Donald Trump refuses to sign whatever Congress is sending him, the government will take a different partial cessation of government on Saturday.
"You can absolutely not exclude," said a staff member of the White House, Mick Mulvaney, against NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
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In the House, the tight timeline may have been complicated by changes to the schedule for members of attending memorial services for former Democratic Rep. John D. Dingell from Michigan, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, who died Thursday.
The House, which will be in session from Monday to Friday, will not hold roll-call votes on Tuesday – an effort apparently designed to receive members wishing to attend Dingell's funeral in Dearborn, Michigan.
After the services there, the body of Dingell is transported to Washington and his coffin is driven past the Capitol at the East Plaza. Another funeralism will be held Thursday at 10.30 am at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington.
Dingell, a veteran from World War II, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Parliament is expected to act first in the framework of an agreement reached by the Conference Committee for the International Security of Credits, which will be the main legislative point of the week when a deal comes together.
Democrats also use this week to introduce legislation using the War Powers Act to order the Pentagon to end its aid to the Saudi coalition fighting in Yemen. When the Republicans were in the majority, they refused democratic requests to hold a vote on the measure.
The first major enumeration of the 116th Congress takes place on Wednesday, as the House of Judicial Commission tries to promote legislation to support background checks on arms purchases.
Democrats will also be engaged in holding committee hearings on their priority policies and supervisory requests.
Regarding policy, the Natural Resources Panel will hold a series of subcommittee sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday on climate change; the Financial Services panel on Wednesday will hold a full committee hearing on solutions to end homelessness and a subcommittee hearing on access to baking services for cannabis-related companies; and the Home Affairs Commission will hold a hearing on HR 1, the reform package of the democratic government.
The main unresolved hearings of the week will take place on Tuesday, while the Monitoring, Reform and Judiciary panels separately examine administrative acts that have led to the separation of migrant children and their parents at the border and their efforts to reunite families.
Meanwhile, the Senate will continue with a two-party country package, which is ready to conclude the debate on Monday evening.
The measure, which carried almost a previous expenditure package, would permanently authorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a popular source of funding for park maintenance and the public acquisition of forest land, nature reserves and park landings supplemented by oil and gas revenues. on federal countries. The authorization expired on 30 September and since then the money has been transferred to the General Fund of the Ministry of Finance.
As soon as the House acts on a possible border security and government financing agreement, the Senate will add it to its own calendar.
Several Leader Mitch McConnell sent a vote on Thursday to limit the debate about William Barr's appointment as Attorney General and this week his vote is being confirmed.
If this is confirmed, Barr will replace prosecuting attorney General Matthew Whitaker and return to the top office at the Department of Justice, which he led from 1991 to 1993 during the George H.W. Bush administration.
Future nominees could come on a different path via the Senate, based on a proposal that the regulations and the committee committee will take on Wednesday.
Republican senate lords are working on an attempt to effectively change the rules, limiting the amount of debit time allowed on much lower nominations from President Donald Trump.
In the fixed order of the new resolution, speaking time for district judges and the positions of the executive would be two hours, equally divided between the two parties, which would significantly speed up the process.
Kellie Mejdrich, David Lerman, Todd Ruger, Jacob Holzman and Niels Lesniewski contributed to this report.
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