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Tom Cotton: Support for Immigration Deal Won't Hinge on Trump

By Sunday, top lawmakers appeared no closer to reaching a compromise that would re-open the government

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    Democrats and Republicans React to Government Shutdown

    Leaders of both parties exchanged blows after a deal to keep the government running was not reached.

    (Published Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018)

    Republican Sen. Tom Cotton said Sunday he would not agree to an immigration deal simply because it has President Donald Trump's support, as the government shutdown enters its second day with no end in sight, NBC News reported.

    "I can't make that commitment at all," Cotton said on Sunday's "Meet The Press," adding he would "evaluate any deal on its merits and what's best for the people" of his home state of Arkansas.

    By Sunday, top lawmakers appeared no closer to reaching a compromise that would re-open the government, and members of both parties continued to hurl blame at the opposite side.

    Many Democrats and some Republicans have remained adamant that they don't want to continue to support short-term government spending bills if an immigration compromise offering protections for recipients of DACA can't be reached. Protections under that program are set to expire on March 5.

    Budget Director Blames 'Schumer Shutdown' on DACA

    [NATL] Budget Director Blames 'Schumer Shutdown' on Immigration Reform, Says DACA is Not Urgent

    The Office of Management and Budget director is calling it the "Schumer Shutdown" and blaming the deadlock on Democrats insistent on immediate immigration reform as the deadline for Congress to pass a new budget bill looms. Mick Mulvaney says some federal agencies will still be open, though workers will be expected to work without pay,

    (Published Friday, Jan. 19, 2018)