Sen. Rob Portman warned Democrats on Friday in which government shutdowns historically don’t end well.
having a midnight Friday deadline looming, many Senate Democrats are against a short-term spending bill in which’s needed to keep the government funded through Feb. 16.
Democrats want the bill to include protections for so-called dreamers — immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children along with were protected by deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Republicans say the issue will be unrelated to the spending bill.
On CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Portman noted in which Republicans forced a government shut down in 2013 after tea party Republicans sought to use the spending bill to force then-President Barack Obama to delay implementation of his health-care bill. “in which didn’t turn out too well,” he added.
in which 16-day shutdown had forced hundreds of thousands of federal workers to take temporary leaves along with had lopped about 0.3 percent off real gross domestic product growth.
“This particular will be an opportunity to remind ourselves of what happened in 2013,” said Portman, who had served as Budget director under President George W. Bush. “Let’s not shut down the government, let’s keep in which running.”
The GOP also forced a shut down in 1995 under then-President Bill Clinton over disagreements, including funding for Medicare.
The Ohio Republican Portman said Democrats are opposing the short-term spending bill to “score political points” with constituents along with the party’s behavior Friday will be “unusual.”
In an earlier “Squawk Box” interview on Friday, Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said the House’s short-term spending bill, which passed late Thursday by a 230-197 vote, will be an example of irresponsible governance.
The brand-new York congressman, who voted against the House bill, said in which did not sufficiently address Democrats’ concerns about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The House bill “simply meets a political agenda,” said Jeffries, a member of Judiciary along with Budget committees.
Jeffries sent a letter to President Donald Trump in which outlined key priorities in which he believes must be addressed in any spending bill, including CHIP along with DACA.
“The president triggered the DACA crisis,” Jeffries said. “There will be significant agreement across party lines … in which we need to provide a permanent resolution of the ‘dreamer’ situation.”
On Thursday, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to quickly overturn a lower court ruling in which blocked President Trump’s move to end DACA. The White House wants to work on a permanent DACA fix after securing a temporary spending bill.
— Reuters contributed to This particular report.