There was uncertainty about the timing of Trump's signing, and the Office of Personnel Management, which manages the federal workforce, still had an alert on its website early Friday morning that stated that due to a "lapse in appropriations, federal government operations vary by agency". But what comes next may not be much easier. "The Senate, when they gave up on not voting for it, at the very minimum extracted a time certain and a debate on something".
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke for a little more than eight hours to oppose the budget deal to lift spending caps and avert a government shutdown - because the plan does not address immigration issues.
Rand Paul, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington, blocked a vote on the approximately $400 billion spending measure, which is married to a six-week temporary funding bill need to prevent the shutdown and provide time to implement the budget pact. Let us accomplish a bold and lasting solution for childhood arrivals, and yes, let us deliver enhanced border security too.
SNELL: (Laughter) We did it.
The White House kept its distance from the quarreling on Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has given Senate Democrats a similar promise, reiterating that he will ensure a "level playing field" for all sides of the immigration debate when the chamber takes up the issue next week.
"We weren't going to get DACA through the budget process, no matter", Yarmuth said. It will be something to do with immigration.
Without that blessing, though, things might actually get worse for Democrats.
The Democrats are playing blame game politics, using every opportunity to grab attention and position themselves to appear morally superior to the Republicans.
SNELL: Over in the House, it's a lot less certain. But she could speak for as long as she wants.
The bill to address carbon dioxide emissions passed by a small margin in the House but died in the Senate. That's what Democrats forced a shutdown a few weeks ago over. But they are not, and that's what gives Democrats the leverage they have. "Do this and you will live.' But he wanted to justify himself so he asked Jesus, 'and who is my neighbor?'"
"I don't get too much sleep", Pelosi said.
But that wasn't enough to satisfy some of her base, and the leadership team sent conflicting messages, saying they weren't whipping the bill Wednesday, then sending a whip notice to vote no on Thursday. And that's not something that Republicans want to do because they said they would protect these people.
Pelosi's showing Wednesday was rebuked on the House floor Thursday by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.
"This President clearly wants to get it done, I think the majority of Republicans want to get it done and the majority of Democrats want to get it done".
Trump proposed a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants who came to the USA illegally as children. After passage in the Senate, the deal will move to the House for approval.
House Speaker Paul Ryan's spokesperson said Ryan has "repeatedly stated" he supports an immigration reform bill including DACA. But I still don't see many flaws in what Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are doing. It's pretty complicated, and it brings up questions about political - his political future. Ryan needs Democrats' help to pass the spending bill because his conservative wing, including the Freedom Caucus, is balking. Are they anxious when you talk to them about accusations that they caved on their principles? Such debt limit votes are usually enormous headaches for GOP leaders, but the increase means another vote won't occur before March 2019. And that hasn't materialized, and that is something that is going be additional pressure on Speaker Ryan.