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Democrats States Legislative Demands in Face of Government Shutdown

The U.S. Senate resumes its session on Wednesday with Democratic and Republican leaders trying to negotiate a deal as regards contentious military and domestic spending. Democrats have stated that in order to avoid a government shutdown due to lack of funding, Republicans have to cooperate in legislating laws concerning the issues of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) bill, wider government intervention for the opioid epidemic, increased support for veterans’ welfare, disaster relief to hurricane-hit places, and funding for Children’s Health Insurance Program.

It remains to be seen how Republicans will react to the said demands with President Trump making a statement on his twitter account that, “Democrats are doing nothing for DACA – just interested in politics. Last December, thousands conducted rallies at the Capitol demanding that a DACA legislation be passed in time before the March 2018 deadline. This has put Democratic leaders under intense pressure to push harder for the passing of the DACA legislation.

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