"After shutdown, what’s next for Border Security negotiations" PBS NewsHour 1/28/2019
SUMMARY: Thousands of federal employees went to work Monday for the first time since before Christmas. The 35-day partial government shutdown ended Friday after President Trump signed an agreement to fund closed government agencies for three weeks, while Congress continues to negotiate over Border security. But will that be enough? Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor join Amna Nawaz with the latest.
"Rep says ‘it’s possible’ Democrats would support more than $5.7 billion on border security" PBS NewsHour 1/28/2019
Fat chance, as long as Trump insists on a wall.
SUMMARY: Lawmakers have three weeks to devise a border security plan that will satisfy President Trump, who threatens to declare a national emergency or shut down the government again if they fail. A bipartisan group of 17 legislators will work to draft legislation. One of them, Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif) joins Amna Nawaz to discuss evidence-based solutions, the asylum process and humanitarian aid.
From the delusional....
"Why Sen. Collins is ‘very optimistic’ about a deal to fund border security" PBS NewsHour 1/29/2019
SUMMARY: Lawmakers have three weeks to come up with a long-term deal on border security, or potentially be faced with a second government shutdown or the president's declaring a national emergency. Judy Woodruff talks to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) about why she’s “very optimistic” that Congress can come up with a plan the President will sign and mechanisms for preventing future government shutdowns.
"Sen. Capito on the ‘sweet spot’ for border security negotiations" PBS NewsHour 1/30/2019
SUMMARY: A bipartisan congressional committee tasked with drafting a border security bill for President Trump to sign by February 15 met for the first time Wednesday. Among its members is Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va) who joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the committee’s “great desire to reach a conclusion,” components of effective border security and why she's optimistic about bipartisan compromise.