>> No deal after a second day of U.S. Government shutdown on Sunday. The Senate's now set to vote on a stop-gap measure Monday at noon after cancelling a vote slated for 1:00AM. Earlier Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had blamed Democrats' demands that President Trump negotiate on immigration as part of any deal.
But late Sunday, McConnell offered up an olive branch, pledging to bring immigration to a floor debate if it was still an issue in early February.>> It would be my intention to proceed to legislation that would address DACA, border security and related issues. It is also my intention to take up legislation regarding increased defense spending, disaster relief, and other important matters.
>> What's less clear is whether enough Democrats would vote Monday to push the spending bill forward. McConnell needs 60 votes to advance the bill. And with nothing in it dealing with immigration Democrats don't seem interested in helping him. Their Senate Leader Chuck Schumer said he had a deal with Trump to protect illegal immigrants brought to the US as children in exchange for funding Trump's signature border wall project, only for the White House to renege just hours later.
The White House said Schumer's claim there was ever a deal between him and the president is quote, false