Centrist House Democrats are reportedly pressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to counter President Donald Trump's immigration proposal with her own potential compromise to end the partial government shutdown — saying it is "our job to fix it."
In a draft copy of a letter obtained by Politico, the group, led by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., is asking Pelosi to offer Trump a vote on his border wall sometime in February if he signs a bill reopening the federal government.
"We understand that this shutdown was not caused by the 116th Congress, but it is our job to fix it," the letter reads.
Politico noted Trump has already rejected a similar idea proposed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., have vowed not to negotiate on Trump's border wall with Mexico until the president reopens the government, but that afterward, they are open to talks. Trump wants border wall funding in exchange for an extension of protection of recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
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