U.S. government stalls: Democrats will still not include wall-building funds in the new budget

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 U.S. government stalls: Democrats will still not include wall-building funds in the new budget


BEIJING, Jan. 24 (CNN) -- According to CNN, the Federal Government of the United States has been partially suspended for more than a month, and the two parties are still at a standstill over funds to build a wall. On the 23rd, it was reported that Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives were drafting a letter to President Trump, proposing that as long as Trump agreed to reopen the government, they would agree to allocate about 5 billion yuan to border security. However, the new proposal does not include funds for any new facilities on the southern border, which means that the border wall Trump wants is still not included.

The Democratic Partys new proposal still does not include building wall funds.

Reportedly, Congressman Thompson of the Democratic Party of Mississippi, chairman of the Homeland Security Committee of the United States House of Representatives, revealed that the Democratic Partys proposal did not include new facilities at the border, but focused only on strengthening existing facilities, including funding to increase customs and border protection officers, increasing staff at entry ports, and increasing immigration judges.

In addition, the proposal does not include the issue of how to deal with the beneficiaries of the Childhood Americas Sustained Repatriation Program (DACA). Last weekend, Trump offered to compromise on the DACA issue on the condition that he received $5.7 billion in wall-building funds, which Democrats thought was not sincere enough to reject.

Thompson said he was also involved in writing letters, but expected that the final letters would be sent to the President in the name of House Speaker Pelosi.

Since there is no funding for the border wall, there is little hope that the proposal will be passed in the Republican-controlled Senate, and the two parties are still talking their own words. But the proposal is still seen as a significant step, as it is the first time that Democratic leaders have elaborated on the compromise conditions they may accept.

Source: US President Trump. Diao Hai, a reporter from China News Agency

Close or until March?

Although the new proposal of House Speaker Pelosi has been interpreted by some as a bright bottom card, the battle between her and Trump on the 23 th State of the Union Address undoubtedly indicates that it is still difficult for the two parties to reach an agreement.

On the 23rd, it was reported that the Acting Chief of Staff of the White House, Muffani, had asked federal departments to give a list by 25 days of which projects would be cut if the government shut down to March or April. This is the first time that senior White House officials have come forward to ask for information about the impact of the shutdown.

In response to Pelosis refusal to give her State of the Union address in the House of Representatives on the afternoon of 23, Trump also said: It will last for a while.

Senate Republican leader John McConnell has scheduled to vote this week on two budget proposals for a temporary reopening of government departments, but the two proposals approved by the House of Representatives do not include $5.7 billion in wall-building funds, and Trump has said he will veto them.

Source: U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi. China News Agency reporter Chen Meng Tongju

Trumps approval rating fell to its lowest level in more than a year

The governments closure continued and there was no hope of reopening. More Americans resented it more and more, and most people blamed Trump for it.

According to the latest AP-NORC poll released on the 23rd, most people not only think that Trump is the longest suspension in American history, but also disagree with his idea of building a wall.

Polls show that 34% of respondents agree with Trumps performance, down 8 percentage points from last month, which is close to the lowest level in his two years in office. Among them, Republican supporters still have a high recognition of him, up to 80%, but the recognition among non-bipartisans has fallen sharply.

Overall, 60% of respondents believed Trump was most responsible for the closure of the government, 36% believed Republicans were responsible, and 31% believed Democrats were wrong.

In addition, 49% of respondents opposed Trumps plan to build a wall on the southern border between the United States and Mexico, and 36% agreed. It is worth noting that ideological divisions between the two partiessupporters on this issue undoubtedly emerge - 8 out of 10 Democratic supporters oppose building the wall, while 8 out of 10 Republican supporters are in favor of building the wall.

Among those who support the building of the wall, 70% believe that it is better for the government to remain closed than to compromise and abandon the building of the wall in order to restart the government. Opponents of the construction of the wall, on the contrary, are mostly of the view that the government would rather close down than show weaker funds for Trumps construction.

Source: Liable Editor of CNN: Li Wan_B11284