DACA - Deal or No Deal? Reps can’t say … 

GOP and Democratic lawmakers say they can’t confirm if President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders cut a deal on DACA at a White House meeting Wednesday night.

GOP and Democratic lawmakers say they can’t confirm if President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders cut a deal on DACA at a White House meeting Wednesday night.“I don’t think there is a deal yet,” Freedom Caucus Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) told reporters, “the press is obviously concerned with all the drama.” 

“I don’t think there is a deal yet,” Freedom Caucus Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) told reporters, “the press is obviously concerned with all the drama.”Reporters staked out lawmakers during an hour-long series of votes in House Thursday morning for hints to the possible agreement struck between Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) 

Reporters staked out lawmakers during an hour-long series of votes in House Thursday morning for hints to the possible agreement struck between Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)Moderate Rep. Tom MacArthurThomas (Tom) Charles MacArthurThe 13 House Republicans who voted against the GOP tax plan House GOP set for big tax win The Republican tax bill will cut thousands of Puerto Rico jobs MORE (R-N.J.) told The Hill that he hears “they had substantive discussion … but that there's no deal per se.”  

Moderate Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) told The Hill that he hears “they had substantive discussion … but that there's no deal per se.”Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-Texas) added, “The only agreement is that there's an agreement to continue to talk to try to reach an agreement.”

Rep. Vincente Gonzalez (D-Texas) added, “The only agreement is that there's an agreement to continue to talk to try to reach an agreement.”GOP Rep. Steve Russell (Okla.) proffered a guess “I don’t pretend to speak for the president but he is a very astute deal maker, but he’s probably looking at what are the parameters on each side of issues.” 

GOP Rep. Steve Russell (Okla.) proffered a guess “I don’t pretend to speak for the president but he is a very astute deal maker, but he’s probably looking at what are the parameters on each side of issues.” Regardless, Gonzalez believes that a deal can be reached “in one month.” 

Regardless, Gonzalez believes that a deal can be reached “in one month.”“As we move along these folks are more and more at risk and we shouldn’t be using them as political pawns,” Gonzalez said. 

“As we move along these folks are more and more at risk and we shouldn’t be using them as political pawns,” Gonzalez said. Several GOP reps believe meeting Trump’s six-month timeline could be tough. 

Several GOP reps believe meeting Trump’s six-month timeline could be tough.“It took 30 years to screw it up this bad, it’s gonna take a while,” Brat said of the immigration situation — which he believes should tackle all sides of the issue not just DACA. 

“It took 30 years to screw it up this bad, it’s gonna take a while,” Brat said of the immigration situation — which he believes should tackle all sides of the issue not just DACA.Russell said “tweet-type solutions,” won’t work in a DACA deal “this is a thorny issue, it has lasted under two presidents now, we’ve got to get to

Russell said “tweet-type solutions,” won’t work in a DACA deal “this is a thorny issue, it has lasted under two presidents now, we’ve got to get to solution.”

Still, MacArthur believes President Trump “is doing the right thing by engaging with both parties.”

He adds, “It’s time for the majority in the House and Senate to get our act together and move this forward if we want to have a voice in this DACA debate, which we should, then let’s engage.”