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More Dem senators announce they'll oppose funding bill over immigration fight

More Dem senators announce they'll oppose funding bill over immigration fight
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Two Democratic senators said Wednesday they will oppose a House plan to fund the government, creating an increasingly uphill path in that chamber. 
 
 
"This is no way to govern. I am not willing to leave these bipartisan priorities behind and vote for a bill that gives President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE and congressional Republicans more time to hold the country hostage," Heinrich said. 
 
He argued that Republicans must either "accept the bipartisanship deal that is on the table or turn their backs on the American people.”
 
Udall said the House bill is "irresponsible" and Congress must "stop kicking the can down the road."
 
"President Trump and the Republicans have a choice: They can either come to the table and negotiate in good faith on a responsible funding agreement and protection for DREAMers — or they can cause a government shutdown," he said, referring to DACA recipients. 
 
Congress has until the end of Friday to pass a funding bill and prevent a government shutdown. 
 
The House GOP is pitching a bill that will fund the government through mid-February and includes a six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). 
 
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But that bill faces a narrow path in the Senate. With GOP Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamCongress punts fight over Dreamers to March Pence tours Rio Grande between US and Mexico GOP looks for Plan B after failure of immigration measures MORE (S.C.) expected to vote "no," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellLawmakers feel pressure on guns Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urge action on Export-Import Bank nominees Curbelo Dem rival lashes out over immigration failure MORE (R-Ky.) will need at least 10 Democratic votes. 
 
 
 
But they are under growing pressure to oppose the short-term bill without a deal on the so-called Dreamers after the Trump administration kicked the issue to Congress last year by ending the DACA program. 
 
Several have said they will vote "no" on legislation this week. 
 
 
Each of the four senators voted "yes" in December. 
 
 
"Protecting Dreamers is a moral imperative. I will not vote for a spending bill that doesn’t treat Dreamers fairly," Gillibrand tweeted.