President Trump told advisers a government shutdown would benefit him politically

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Trump issued the tweet hours before he was supposed to meet with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to discuss immigration related provisions to the spending bill. "That's why we invited [Democrats] over to have a conversation about a deal", Short told reporters Thursday evening.

House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed to members Friday that two short-term spending bills are set for House votes - one through December 22 and another through January.

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., another Freedom Caucus member, said he's opposed to a short-term spending bill, "If it's a two week plan and we go and do an orgy of spending that throws Christmas tree stuff on the bill". Republicans presented Durbin with plans drafted mostly by Cornyn that would make changes to border security, bolster immigration enforcement, revamp the E-Verify employment verification program and put limits on some forms of chain migration.

GOP leaders on Friday morning floated a spending plan that would keep government services operating for two weeks beyond a December 8 deadline, buying time to negotiate a longer-term agreement with Democrats.

With the additional time, the GOP hopes talks with Democrats over spending and immigration could produce the framework for a longer-term budget pact agreement and resolve a basket of Washington's other unfinished business.

Unclear Friday was the level of support among Democrats, who GOP leaders have relied on in the past to help pass spending bills amid opposition from fiscal conservatives.

A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., did not immediately respond to comment.

"We need to keep the government going, and I think going into next year would be a tremendous mistake", Byrne said.

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Initially, Trump loved news media coverage of his deal this fall with Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., that extended government spending and increased the debt limit for three months.

A number of rank-and-file Democrats have said they will not approve any spending bill that doesn't grant a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrant Dreamers, and have imposed an end-of-year deadline for approving such a bill.

[T] heir own members upended that strategy nearly immediately: House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) put his foot down, telling GOP leaders that defense hawks would not start 2018 without a budget boost for the Pentagon.

"But we're going to obviously have to have a short-term CR. I get it, they have leverage", he said.

"By threatening to shut down the government and refusing to negotiate, Sen".

"Do we have to have a DACA solution?"

Part of the delay is driven by a focus at the White House and in GOP congressional leadership offices on the party's tax plans. "So stay tuned on that", he said at his weekly press conference.

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