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Sen. Schumer: Trump Won't Veto Spending Bill If DACA's Added

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By    |   Tuesday, 07 November 2017 05:14 PM

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is predicting President Donald Trump will sign a spending package in December if a permanent fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is included.

"Here's the bottom line — we feel very strongly that DACA must pass and pass by Dec. 31," Schumer said at a news conference Tuesday. "We're going to work very hard for it in the must-pass legislation that comes forward."

"We think we're going to have a good number of our Republican colleagues join us. There are a lot of Republicans who want to pass DACA as well, and so I am very optimistic that it will pass."

Schumer declared Trump will not veto the year-end spending package if DACA is in it.

"If DACA is in the omnibus, he will not veto it, is my prediction," he said, adding he believes there will be bipartisan support for putting a DACA fix in the bill.

He also predicted there would be no need need for Democrats to threaten a government shutdown over a lack of a DACA fix.

"We won't come to that," Schumer said. "I think we'll have Republicans joining us to support DACA."

The Hlll has reported Trump told GOP senators last week at a meeting at the White House he does not want a DACA fix in the bill, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., believes there will ultimately be a deal that includes border security measures or a push to end chain migration.

The current government spending deal lasts until Dec. 8.

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President Donald Trump will sign sign a spending package in December if a permanent fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is included, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., predicted Tuesday.
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