(UnitedVoice.com) – The House and Senate passed a continuing resolution before the Thanksgiving break to keep the government open. However, they still have not passed aid packages for Israel, Ukraine, or the border. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) recently made a wild claim about democracy when discussing border policy.
On November 26, Schumer penned a letter to the Senate where he addressed the upcoming work schedule for lawmakers. He said they will have to make a decision in the upcoming weeks about Ukrainian aid. Republicans in the House are trying to push them to agree to “partisan border policy as a condition for vital Ukraine aid.” He went on to say that the decision has “injected a decades old, hyper-partisan issue” into issues that are “overwhelmingly bipartisan priorities.”
Schumer went on to say the Senate can’t allow “partisan politics get in the way of defending democracy,” accusing House Republicans of playing into the hands of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Although Schumer doesn’t want to tie border security to Ukraine aid, Democrats are reportedly coming around to the idea of tougher laws to stop migrants from pouring into the country and its cities. POLITICO reported Democrats appear ready to make it harder for immigrants to seek asylum in order to get enough Republican support to pass an aid package for Israel and Ukraine. They are also concerned the immigration crisis is going to have a harmful impact on the 2024 race. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) said she is okay with security for the border “being a part of a national security supplemental,” saying the “system’s broken.”
Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) said that he believes the Southern “border needs some attention” and doesn’t think it’ll hurt to pass tougher laws. He said he wants to see if a bipartisan group of negotiators can find a middle ground when it comes to immigration.
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