Durbin Response To Reported White House Offer To End Trump Shutdown In Exchange For Border Wall And DACA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today issued the following statement after reports that President Trump will offer to end the government shutdown in exchange for $5.7 billion for President Trump’s border wall and temporary protection for some DACA and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients: 

First, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader McConnell must open the government today.  Second, I cannot support the proposed offer as reported and do not believe it can pass the Senate.  Third, I am ready to sit down at any time after the government is opened and work to resolve all outstanding issues.