Republicans in both the House and Senate are scrambling to find a way to stop the bleeding.GOP lawmakers are now struggling to get their hands on the 2018 midterms after failing to keep the GOP from losing seats in 2018, and many are facing a crisis in their districts where they’ve failed to hold the line.
On Tuesday, the House passed a bill to extend funding for the Department of Homeland Security, but the Senate will have to take it up before the House can act on the bill.
The Senate has the votes to pass the measure, but it’s unclear how the chamber will proceed and who will be on the Senate’s side.
In a statement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would not be taking up the bill, calling it a partisan political stunt that will make his job difficult.
“Republicans are fighting to preserve their majority in the Senate and to defend the sanctity of the Constitution,” McConnell said.
“I am disappointed that the leadership of the Senate has decided to make the effort to make a political point and do it behind closed doors.”
The bill would extend funding to the Department for Homeland Security through Sept. 30 and allow Congress to pass bills with 51 votes.
The bill is expected to pass with the support of Democrats, who have previously been on the front lines of efforts to get funding for DHS.
The bill passed in the House with bipartisan support and is likely to pass in the full Senate, where Republicans have control.
But it’s uncertain how the bill will be voted on by the Senate, given the party’s fractious nature.
“There’s a sense in the Republican Party that it’s just a gimmick, that it can’t be voted down,” said Jonathan Collegio, a professor of political science at the University of Iowa who studies how parties govern.
“And it’s not just that.
It’s that the Democrats are the ones who have to support it, so that’s a real risk for them.”
The House and the Senate both control the White House, but both chambers have historically been in lockstep over appropriations bills, which must pass with bipartisan majorities.
That means the House has a higher chance of passing the DHS bill than the Senate.
“We’re in a bit of a Catch-22.
We can’t support the bill unless the Senate approves it, and we can’t get the bill to the president unless the House approves it,” Collegio said.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he wants to see bipartisan support for the DHS measure, and he wants the Senate to take up the measure before he can begin voting on it.
“I think the Senate should take it.
I’m going to make sure we get the votes, but I think that the majority of members of the House should have a vote on this,” Ryan said.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the DHS funding bill a “political stunt” that has no chance of winning over Democrats.
Schumer told reporters Tuesday that he would be willing to work with Democrats to get a DHS bill passed.
“But I want to see this bipartisan support,” he said.
“If you don’t like it, then get a different thing,” Schumer said.
Schmidt said he was concerned that Democrats would try to block a DHS funding package from passing the House if it included a provision that allows for a “continuing resolution” to fund DHS.
Schiff said Democrats have a “clear path” to blocking a DHS measure in the upper chamber, but he said Democrats need to do more to protect the country from attacks by foreign nations.
“The reason we’ve had this kind of attack against our homeland is because of DHS funding.
I’ve had multiple conversations with members of Congress,” he told reporters.”
That is the most important thing to do is not give the president a blank check to go off on a wild goose chase and go out and do this stuff and to think that he can do anything else.”
The president on Monday issued a statement that called the House bill “the least popular piece of legislation in decades,” and said it would not have the support in the chamber to be signed into law.””
We need to be very careful that we do not allow that to happen.”
The president on Monday issued a statement that called the House bill “the least popular piece of legislation in decades,” and said it would not have the support in the chamber to be signed into law.
“A bill that has the support not just of the Democrats but of the Republicans would do nothing but put American workers and businesses at risk, especially at a time when we need our federal workforce to grow and to provide a stable environment for our economy,” the president said.
Congressman Tom Reed, D.-Ga., a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, said he didn’t support any legislation that would allow the president to waive existing rules that require DHS funding to be used for certain functions.
“In the case of the DHS, that is a no-brainer.
It would not pass.
It is simply not a bill,” Reed said.
Reed said that, given that Trump is the commander in chief, he can easily