Media captionOther presidents got money for a border barrier - why not Trump?
Earlier, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called the spending legislation agreement a "reasonable compromise". His capitulation was a political fiasco for Republicans and handed Pelosi a victory less than a month after Democrats took over the House and confronted Trump with a formidable rival for power. "I would say to all my colleagues he has indicated he is prepared to sign the bill". Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, chiming in after a guest chaplain opened Thursday's session.
Trump's assent would end a raucous legislative saga that commenced before Christmas and was ending, nearly fittingly, on Valentine's Day.
Mr Trump triggered a 35-day goverment shutdown after his December demand for $5.7 billion to help build a portion of the wall.
FILE - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks with reporters during her weekly news conference, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 7, 2019. Hannity and Dobbs are two of Trump's staunchest and most trusted supporters.
To appease the President, aides and some Republican lawmakers have cast the smaller figure, around $1.375 billion, as a down payment that will eventually lead to new wall construction.
The compromise deal will only provide $1.375 billion for border barriers, far short of what the President has asked for to build his long-promised border wall.
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Once Mr. Trump proclaims an emergency at the border, he will have the ability to invoke more than 100 specific special powers to deal with it, including provisions that allow him to divert funds from the Defense Department's budget to fund special military construction. "Barriers" and "fencing" are the nouns of choice.
The agreement, which took bargainers three weeks to strike, would also squeeze funding for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, in an attempt to pressure the agency to detain fewer immigrants. To the dismay of Democrats, it would still leave an agency many of them consider abusive holding thousands more immigrants than it did previous year. The measure would provide more than 300 billion US dollars to fund the Department of Homeland Security and a range of other agencies through September 30, the end of the current fiscal year.
"My impression is he's likely to sign it but then to issue some sort of executive order to supplement those funds with other funds that Congress has already authorized him to tap", he said. "'I don't have confidence in what you did, ' even though the president failed to convince the American people and their representatives in Congress of his position", Pelosi said.
The measure was expected to be carried by pragmatists from both parties.
The US Congress is expected to vote later on Thursday on the government funding bill.
"I think it's a mistake", said Sen.
National emergencies have been declared 58 times since the laws were reformed in 1976, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, but none of those occasions was over spending which Congress would not grant.
"Everyone is waiting to see what President Trump is going to say", Collins said during an appearance on CNN's At This Hour on Thursday.