Chuck Schumer has been in the White House with President Donald Trump over the looming government shutdown, but the meeting appears to be over for the moment.
Walking by cameras, Schumer essentially told the media that there is no new news.
— WFMZ-TV 69News (@69News) January 19, 2018
And the Democrats’ leaders appear to be conferencing now.
PELOSI has just walked over to Schumer’s office in the capitol. Durbin too.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) January 19, 2018
Right now, we still don’t know what to expect. There is no significant movement toward resolving the issue of funding the government OR letting it shut down. Senate Democrats appear to be holding the line on refusing to allow the government to continue to operate without a formal decision on DACA.
The Republicans do not have the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster in the Senate and move the continuing resolution forward. That makes this a Democrat shutdown. Which is why #SchumerShutdown is now trending on Twitter.
And here’s a nice little tidbit that you may be interested in retweeting:
Fact I learned today: CHIPS covers 9 million children. DACA is 700,000. #SchumerShutdown
— Emily Miller (@emilymiller) January 19, 2018