The bill provides $35.9 billion in discretionary funding, $6 billion above Trump's budget request and $601 million above the fiscal year 2018 enacted level.
The president and congressional Democrats remain at an impasse over his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall along the southern border. "I just got back and it is a far worse situation than nearly anyone would understand, an invasion!" Some have resorted to selling their possessions or posting appeals on online fundraising outlets to help pay their bills.
"We're watching the political, ideological and moral collapse of my old Republican Party", Scarborough said.
House Democrats were able to get two of four appropriations bills passed on Thursday, with the intent to end the ongoing government shutdown.
"It would be beyond appalling for the president to take money from places like Puerto Rico that have suffered enormous catastrophes, costing thousands of American citizens lives, in order to pay for Donald Trump's foolish, offensive and hateful wall", Velázquez said.
Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers have missed their first payday of the year as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government bites deeper.
Democrats in Congress call the wall an ineffective, outdated answer to a complex problem. Now we have this president that, with a rhetoric of xenophobia and racism, is trying to make people who are not from here believe that there's a crisis. "I never meant they're going to write out a check", Trump said, per the Washington Post.
"I do hope that my colleagues across the capital come to their senses and stop this ridiculous Trump shutdown. If they backfill it immediately after the government opens, that's fine, but I don't want that to be where that money is not available". "Democrats will do everything in their power to stop Trump in 2020". Even some of Trump's fellow Republicans in Congress have signaled worries about such an action. Some people worry about the precedent you set on our side.
"I think we're stuck".
An emergency declaration, however, would allow the government to be fully reopened while the judges weigh the case, which could take months.
Trump is to visit a border patrol station and receive a briefing on border security.