The government is being funded with a Continuing Resolution that will expire on February 8th, next Thursday. No progress has been made on the issues that need to be resolved to come up with a plan to keep the government open.
The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota.
(Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) delivers Weekly Democratic Party Address)
“Earlier this week, President Trump delivered his first official State of the Union address. It was my first State of the Union as well—I’ve only been a member of the Senate for a little over a month, so I was eager to hear the President’s ideas for how best to move our country forward,” said Senator Tina Smith (D-MN). “When it comes to bipartisanship, President Trump must match his deeds with his words. The challenges we face can only be met if we meet them together, not just as Democrats or Republicans. Mr. President, Democrats stand ready to work with you. But if you are unwilling to work with us in good faith, know that we won’t back down from the fight.”
The weekly Fighting Back post is also an Open News Thread.
The Weekly Democratic Party Address was delivered by Senator Chris Coons of Delaware.
(In the weekly Democratic address, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) talked about about government spending.)
With Republicans in charge of both the Senate, the House, and the White House, our Republican colleagues are mostly debating amongst themselves about whether months into our new fiscal year we can actually pass a final budget. If they want a shutdown, frankly the ball’s in their court. Democrats have so far been crystal clear about where we stand. We want to keep our government open.[…]
We want to end this pattern of governing from crisis to crisis, moving from one deadline to the next. We also believe we can and must address some other critically important issues before the end of this year as part of the government funding bill. […]
Keeping our government open and fixing the problems in front of us does not need to be hard. It certainly does not have to be partisan. Democrats are ready to get to work and we think we can do more than just keep the lights on. We can address real challenges the American people are dealing with.