WASHINGTON — President Trump appeared poised on Tuesday to end two months of scorched-earth confrontation without the money he demanded for a border wall as Republicans pressured him to accept a bipartisan spending deal rather than close the government again on Friday.
Mr. Trump pronounced himself unsatisfied with the agreement brokered by House and Senate negotiators, and he refused to publicly commit to signing it. But he all but ruled out another government shutdown and emphasized that he would find “other methods” to finance a border barrier, leading aides and allies to predict he would grudgingly go along with the deal.
“Am I happy at first glance?” the president said, speaking with reporters at the beginning of a cabinet meeting. “I just got to see it. The answer is no, I’m not. I’m not happy.”
But he said he was “moving things around” in the budget from “far less important areas” to finance a wall even without explicit congressional approval, and he expressed no desire to repeat the standoff that shuttered many federal agencies for 35 days. “I don’t think you’re going to see a shutdown,” he said.
Hours later, after a further briefing, Mr. Trump seemed to signal acceptance of the agreement, saying that it “will be hooked up with lots of money from other sources” and provide plenty of resources for border security even if not for the wall itself. “Regardless of Wall money,” he wrote on Twitter on Tuesday evening, “it is being built as we speak!”
The compromise measure, assembled by senior members of both parties on Monday night, includes just .375 billion for new fencing along the border with Mexico, far short of the .7 billion Mr. Trump sought for a steel or concrete wall — and less even than the deal that he rejected in December, prompting the longest government shutdown in American history.
The new measure will be taken up as early as Wednesday by the House, which is controlled by Democrats, followed by the Senate, which is run by Republicans.
While some conservatives denounced it as a sellout, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, spoke with Mr. Trump by telephone on Tuesday and urged him to accept the compromise. “I hope he’ll sign it,” Mr. McConnell told reporters afterward. “I think he got a pretty good deal.”
Mr. McConnell had initially sought to avoid the confrontation that has consumed the nation’s capital by pressing Mr. Trump to accept the previous measure in December, only to be surprised when the president changed his mind. However unenthusiastically, Mr. McConnell stood by the president for weeks and declined to put spending bills on the Senate floor that Mr. Trump would not sign.
On Tuesday, however, Mr. McConnell made clear that he was ready to put the new spending package to a vote even though the president had not endorsed it and, notably, did not rule out overriding a veto if Mr. Trump turned against the compromise as he did two months ago.
In an attempt to appease Mr. Trump, Republicans repeatedly referred to the deal as a “big down payment” on his wall and indicated that they were open to him transferring funds within the government to build more barriers. Mr. McConnell said he had no objection to the president using whatever “tools” were available. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee suggested using 0 million in drug interdiction funding to shore up border security in areas used by narcotic traffickers.
Republicans also asserted that they scored a victory by fending off Democratic efforts to impose a stricter cap on the number of detention beds for arrested immigrants and by securing any money for a barrier given that Speaker Nancy Pelosi at one point rejected even a single dollar for a wall she deemed immoral.
“It’s amazing how shutdown fatigue challenges your flexibility on things,” said Senator Kevin Cramer, Republican of North Dakota, adding that he would most likely support the bill if the final text matched the descriptions he had been given.
Current and former administration officials said on Tuesday that Mr. Trump seemed to be preparing to sign the bill and then reprogram as much money as he can on his own, although they cautioned that the president is unpredictable and his decision would depend on details still to be examined.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who joined Mr. Trump on Monday at a rally in El Paso, told attendees at a Senate Republican lunch on Tuesday that his conversations with the president left him with the impression that Mr. Trump was preparing to “pivot” to a “yes” on the deal, according to a person in the room.
Even Sean Hannity, the Fox News host who denounced the deal on Monday night as a “garbage compromise” that Republicans would have to answer for, said on Tuesday that he expected Mr. Trump to sign it to keep the government open and get his down payment. “He’s telegraphing what he’s going to do,” Mr. Hannity said on his radio program.
Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator whose criticism helped push Mr. Trump into taking a tougher stand in December, agreed but castigated the president for it. “Trump talks a good game on the border wall but it’s increasingly clear he’s afraid to fight for it,” she wrote on Twitter. “Call this his ‘Yellow New Deal.’”
Democrats, who had consented in December to give Mr. Trump .6 billion for border security, said this week’s agreement showed the folly of Mr. Trump’s brinkmanship. “The president had a better deal back in 2018,” said Representative Henry Cuellar, Democrat of Texas. “He just ended up in a worse situation.”
Mr. Trump told reporters that he was still thinking about declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress and finance wall construction on his own authority, but aides increasingly doubt he will, given opposition by Mr. McConnell and other Republicans.
Instead, Mr. Trump seemed to be trying to frame the outcome on his own terms by insisting he would still be able to protect the border. “Right now, we’re building a lot of wall,” he said.
In fact, no new walls have been built or financed by Congress based on the prototypes that the Trump administration unveiled in October 2017. Projects to replace or repair about 40 miles of existing barriers have been started or completed since 2017.
Construction of the first extension of the current barriers, 14 miles of a levee wall in the Rio Grande Valley, is scheduled to begin this month, but a butterfly center has asked a judge to block construction because the barrier would bisect its property.
In his remarks on Tuesday, Mr. Trump flip-flopped again on taking responsibility for the government shutdown. During the weeks leading up to the impasse, Mr. Trump said he would be “proud to shut down the government for border security” and would not blame Democrats. Then during the shutdown, as 800,000 federal workers were caught in the middle without paychecks, he blamed Democrats after all.
On Tuesday, he switched gears again and took responsibility. “I accepted the first one, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished because people learned during that shutdown all about the problems coming in from the southern border,” he said. “I accept it. I’ve always accepted it. But this one, I would never accept it if it happens, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. But this would be totally on the Democrats.”
As Mr. Trump weighed his options, one person familiar with his thinking described him as frustrated by months of Republicans not doing what he hoped to see done at the border.
A few weeks ago, in a meeting with restrictionist immigration group leaders, Mr. Trump faulted former Speaker Paul D. Ryan, a fellow Republican, for repeatedly deferring action on the wall, with promises of doing it down the road. “Now he’s out fishing!” Mr. Trump declared, according to an attendee.
The new agreement includes a provision that could give the Trump administration broad discretion to increase the number of slots to shelter detained migrants, a win for Republicans that could ease the sting of Mr. Trump’s failure to secure full funding for his wall.
On its face, the agreement authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to fund about 40,000 beds for detainees, many of them in facilities run by for-profit companies and Immigration and Customs Enforcement near the border in Texas, Arizona and California.
In background briefings, House Democratic aides described the language as a “glide path” from the current level of 49,000 detention beds back to Obama-era levels of 35,000 or fewer.
But a summary of the provisions drafted by Senate Republican staff members placed the average number of beds funded under the deal at a much higher number — 45,274, including 2,500 for families. And that could rise to as many as 58,500 beds, Republican aides asserted in internal communications, because federal cabinet departments have latitude in how they use funds.
Under the complex funding formula in the agreement, the Department of Homeland Security would have “reprogramming authority” to transfer as much as 0 million from other programs into detention.
“In short, there is more than enough flexibility for ICE to respond to any forthcoming surges in illegal immigrations and apprehensions,” the document said.
Two Democratic aides said the Republican memo was accurate in theory, but added that such a drastic expansion in beds was unlikely because it would require taking money from other important programs, such as disaster relief.
Democrats on the committee that hashed out the deal, under pressure from immigrant rights groups and their party’s ascendant liberal wing, stalled talks over the weekend by demanding that any deal include a cap of 16,500 beds dedicated to housing detainees apprehended through sweeps of communities away from the border. There are currently 20,000 such slots.
Immigrant rights advocates expressed disappointment. “For the last two years, we’ve been in a defensive posture, working to hold the line and prevent the bad, but now House Democrats have the power to start doing good,” said Lorella Praeli of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has sued the Trump administration over its detention policies.
On the other side of the ideological divide, Representative Tom Graves, Republican of Georgia and one of the 17 House and Senate lawmakers negotiating a deal, said on Twitter that he had not signed off or seen a final agreement. But “based on the reports, I have concerns,” he said. “Lots of questions too.”
Senator Richard C. Shelby, Republican of Alabama, the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and one of four lawmakers who worked out the accord, said he was not worried about objections from the right.
“In some areas, we probably got more than a lot of people expected, and in some areas we didn’t get as much,” he said. “But that’s the nature of the beast.”B:
赢彩心水论坛【忘】【云】【仙】【君】【当】【初】【对】【她】【所】【说】【的】【话】【一】【直】【都】【让】【她】【觉】【得】【十】【分】【奇】【怪】，【好】【像】【早】【就】【已】【经】【知】【道】【了】【她】【是】【从】【何】【处】【而】【来】【一】【般】。 【只】【不】【过】，【她】【深】【问】【的】【时】【候】，【忘】【云】【仙】【君】【便】【给】【了】【一】【些】【深】【奥】【的】【话】，【让】【她】【根】【本】【无】【从】【判】【断】【究】【竟】【是】【真】【是】【假】。 【她】【隐】【约】【间】【有】【一】【种】【预】【感】，【或】【许】【她】【无】【法】【告】【知】【诸】【位】【师】【兄】【师】【姐】【自】【己】【所】【要】【去】【的】【地】【方】，【但】【是】【面】【对】【忘】【云】【仙】【君】，【这】【一】【点】【反】【倒】【是】【无】【需】【隐】
“【小】【鱼】，【别】【逞】【强】，【快】【过】【来】【结】【六】【兵】【法】【阵】，【否】【则】【你】【不】【仅】【不】【能】【帮】【凌】【笑】【寒】【报】【仇】，【而】【且】【自】【己】【也】【会】【死】！” 【随】【着】【故】【渊】【大】【声】【一】【喊】，【池】【鱼】【迅】【速】【归】【位】，【准】【备】【再】【结】【六】【兵】【法】【阵】。 【但】【魔】【极】【怎】【么】【可】【能】【让】【他】【们】【结】【成】，【连】【忙】【催】【动】【轮】【回】【盘】，【朝】【着】【六】【人】【撞】【过】【去】，【试】【图】【破】【掉】【六】【兵】【法】【阵】。 【但】【是】【仅】【仅】【一】【刹】【那】，【池】【鱼】【在】【破】【天】【镜】【的】【帮】【助】【下】，【竟】【直】
【见】【玩】【家】【一】【脸】【丧】【丧】，【它】【随】【即】【安】【慰】【道】：「【也】【不】【是】【完】【全】【没】【事】【做】【的】。」 【听】【了】【它】【的】【话】，【祁】【雪】【眼】【眸】【微】【抬】，【问】【道】：「【什】【么】【事】？」 「【既】【来】【之】，【则】【安】【之】。【横】【竖】【已】【经】【被】【人】【运】【到】【这】【儿】【来】【了】，【那】【人】【既】【然】【还】【肯】【将】【玩】【家】【放】【在】【这】【么】【好】【的】【屋】【子】【里】，【可】【见】【也】【没】【什】【么】【恶】【意】，【瘫】【着】【就】【瘫】【着】【咯】，【正】【好】【整】【理】【一】【下】【隐】【藏】【剧】【情】【呗】。」【小】【六】【出】【着】【主】【意】。 「【这】【可】【是】【玩】
【男】【人】【走】【到】【了】【书】【房】，【直】【接】【打】【开】【了】【电】【脑】【探】【查】【了】【一】【番】，【等】【看】【到】【了】【眼】【前】【摆】【放】【的】【图】【案】【时】，【脸】【色】【明】【显】【变】【了】【变】。“【宫】【家】【特】【有】【的】【印】【记】。【难】【道】【与】【小】【丫】【头】【有】【什】【么】【关】【系】。” 【肖】【柯】【没】【有】【记】【错】【的】【话】，【小】【时】【候】，【就】【见】【过】【糖】【糖】【小】【丫】【头】【左】【胸】【口】【有】【一】【个】【印】【记】，【不】【过】【当】【时】【太】【小】【了】，【根】【本】【看】【不】【清】【楚】【是】【什】【么】。【当】【时】【因】【为】【不】【小】【心】【看】【到】【了】，【还】【被】【父】【亲】【打】【了】【一】【顿】。 【这】赢彩心水论坛【司】【徒】【端】【游】【刃】【有】【余】【的】，【和】【李】【小】【姐】【的】【秘】【书】【在】【那】【里】【进】【行】【周】【旋】。 【清】【雯】【则】【是】，【百】【无】【聊】【赖】【的】【看】【着】【李】【小】【姐】【画】【画】，【终】【于】【在】【司】【徒】【端】【和】【秘】【书】【快】【要】，【再】【也】【没】【有】【话】【说】【的】【时】【候】，【小】【姐】【画】【完】【了】。 【将】【自】【己】【画】【完】【的】【那】【一】【幅】【画】，【三】【两】【把】【扯】【下】【来】，【揉】【成】【一】【团】，【丢】【进】【了】【旁】【边】【的】【垃】【圾】【桶】，【清】【雯】【急】【忙】【伸】【出】【手】【去】，【却】【仍】【然】【没】【能】【拯】【救】【它】，【而】【李】【小】【姐】【似】【乎】【这】【时】【候】，【才】【发】
【转】【眼】【间】【就】【到】【了】25【日】【晚】【上】【的】6【点】。 【火】【箭】【队】【的】【大】【巴】【从】【火】【箭】**【出】【发】，【直】【奔】【丰】【田】【中】【心】【而】【去】。 【王】【飞】【坐】【在】【车】【上】，【他】【和】【刘】【美】【娟】【坐】【在】【一】【起】。 【越】【接】【近】【丰】【田】【中】【心】，【人】【流】【车】【流】【也】【就】【越】【多】。 【正】【是】【放】【假】【期】【间】，【所】【以】，【美】【国】【人】【民】【都】【很】【清】【闲】。【难】【得】【的】【悠】【闲】【假】【期】，【又】【适】【逢】NBA【圣】【诞】【大】【战】【在】【丰】【田】【中】【心】【开】【打】，【自】【然】【是】【有】【海】【量】【的】【人】【群】【涌】【过】【来】
【如】【题】【今】【天】【暂】【且】【一】【更】，【需】【要】【查】【几】【个】【古】【老】【氏】【族】【的】【资】【料】【乃】【至】【他】【们】【神】【话】【里】【的】【形】【态】【所】【承】【袭】【的】【血】【脉】【特】【性】。 【查】【了】【很】【久】，【觉】【得】【还】【是】【有】【一】【点】【疑】【点】【需】【要】【我】【分】【析】【一】【下】【再】【写】。 【抱】【歉】【啦】！
“【如】【凌】，【你】【说】【这】【边】【界】【之】【地】【如】【今】【越】【来】【越】【肆】【无】【忌】【惮】，【而】【且】【还】【产】【生】【了】【那】【么】【多】【变】【异】【妖】【物】，【这】”【林】【然】【隐】【隐】【有】【些】【担】【心】。 【自】【当】【年】【章】【山】【义】【丘】【之】【事】，【蒲】【陶】【为】【救】【章】【程】【的】【小】【徒】【弟】【也】【曾】【进】【入】【边】【缘】【之】【地】【找】【到】【解】【药】，【只】【是】【回】【来】【就】【闭】【了】【关】。 【外】【人】【不】【知】【这】【事】，【就】【真】【的】【以】【为】【上】【古】【之】【神】【就】【是】【单】【纯】【的】【闭】【关】，【实】【际】【上】【当】【时】【蒲】【陶】【是】【带】【伤】【而】【归】，【其】【实】
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