The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — House moving to vote on deal after signals Trump will sign

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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump expected to sign the border deal | Eyes other funds for wall | Little appetite for second shutdown | Omar fires back at Trump | Pelosi faces test on keeping Dem caucus together | House to vote on Yemen resolution today | 'Frozen 2' trailer released

 

3 DAYS TO AVERT ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

You can have your wall and build it, too:

It is increasingly likely that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE will sign the bipartisan bill to fund the government and avert another partial shutdown. http://bit.ly/2WX3Tse

OK, but what about the wall...?: "The president's surrogates have given indications that Trump will sign off on the bill to keep the government open and secure wall funding through other means to build his long-desired wall along the U.S.-Mexico border." 

Keep in mind: It is entirely possible that Trump pulls a last-minute surprise.

New detail -- When the House is expected to vote on the deal: Thursday evening. http://bit.ly/2S0q5xN

When the actual spending package will be released: Tonight. http://bit.ly/2X2hKNO

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE DEAL SO FAR: We know it includes $1.375 billion to build 55 miles of barriers along the border in the Rio Grande Valley. A list of what else we know about the bipartisan agreement: http://bit.ly/2GpQKmB

WHY TRUMP WILL LIKELY SIGN THE BILL: Via The Hill's Niall Stanage, sources in the circle around Trump affirmed that there was little appetite, on the part of the president or his party, for another shutdown, which would begin at midnight on Friday absent a new spending measure. http://bit.ly/2TOorkC

Trump tweeted last night: "Was just presented the concept and parameters of the Border Security Deal by hard working Senator Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbySenate plots to avoid fall shutdown brawl How the border deal came together Winners and losers in the border security deal MORE. Looking over all aspects knowing that this will be hooked up with lots of money from other sources. Will be getting almost $23 BILLION for Border Security. Regardless of Wall money, it is being built as we speak!" http://bit.ly/2TOoahA

JUST NOW — BEFORE YOU GET TOO EXCITED...: The two top Republican House leaders won't commit to supporting the bipartisan government funding deal. Who: House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthySteve King says he will run again in 2020: 'I have nothing to apologize for' Steve King spins GOP punishment into political weapon Steve King asks for Congressional Record correction over white supremacist quote MORE (R-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseOn unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 Texas man with politician hit list, illegally 3D printed rifle sentenced to eight years The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Will there be any last-minute shutdown drama? MORE (R-La.)  http://bit.ly/2GnGc7j

INTERESTING READ: "Trump's Metaphysical Wall: An Investigation: Does the president think we already have a border wall?" https://politi.co/2TIioy2 

TIDBIT FROM THE LAST SHUTDOWN: Twenty-six percent of federal workers dipped into their retirement funds during the last partial government shutdown, according to a survey from Prudential Financial. http://bit.ly/2X2Hqu2

  

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IN CONGRESS

Let's put it to a vote!:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellKids confront Feinstein over Green New Deal Trump selects Kelly Craft for United Nations ambassador Union leader says Green New Deal would make infrastructure bill ‘absolutely impossible’ MORE (R-Ky.) said the Senate will vote on the "Green New Deal," a climate change resolution led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezKids confront Feinstein over Green New Deal Can progressives govern? Overnight Energy: Natural gas export project gets green light | Ocasio-Cortez says climate fight needs to address farming | Top EPA enforcement official to testify MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyKids confront Feinstein over Green New Deal Overnight Energy: Natural gas export project gets green light | Ocasio-Cortez says climate fight needs to address farming | Top EPA enforcement official to testify Ocasio-Cortez explains ‘farting cows’ comment: ‘We’ve got to address factory farming’ MORE (D-Mass.). Details: http://bit.ly/2GGTFX6

Keep in mind: The deal has no chance of passing. Republicans are united in their opposition to the bill. The bill needs 51 votes to pass, and Republicans control 53 votes. 

HOW PELOSI'S LEADERSHIP IS ABOUT TO BE PUT TO THE TEST: http://bit.ly/2SOU2Wf

 

To veto or not to veto -- that is the question:

Via The Hill's Rebecca KheelPresident Trump has not vetoed any bills since taking office, but may do so soon. Why: "The House will move a step closer to a major confrontation with Trump by voting as soon as Wednesday on a resolution that would cut off U.S. military support to the Saudi-led coalition in neighboring Yemen. The measure is expected to easily pass the chamber controlled by Democrats. After that, it will move to the GOP-led Senate, where is it also expected to have enough votes." http://bit.ly/2By8iJa

  

When you can watch a fight over Twitter:

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarDems wish civil rights icon John Lewis happy birthday: 'We are stronger because of you' Why Omar’s views are dangerous Omar apologizes to Jewish groups over tweet condemned as anti-Semitic: reports MORE (D-Minn.) shot back at President Trump this morning after the president called on her to resign. http://bit.ly/2GoFGpG

She tweeted: "Hi @realDonaldTrump- You have trafficked in hate your whole life--against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?" 

What sparked this: "Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar 'unequivocally' apologized Monday for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiKids confront Feinstein over Green New Deal Can progressives govern? Dems plan hearing on emergency declaration's impact on military MORE." http://bit.ly/2GDaC4K

 

IN OTHER NEWS

Can confirm, this was just as D.C. as it sounds:

"At the bar just now: Apparently it's open mic night. Singer says 'This is a song I wrote about the shutdown.' ... The chorus is 'Shutdown. Shutdown. Shutdown.'" (Via The Hill's Peter Sullivan)  http://bit.ly/2N4l06Z

  

NOTABLE TWEETS

Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaFormer patients accuse ex-Fox News medical pundit of sexual exploitation Obama attends UNC-Duke basketball game Obama introduces himself as 'Michelle's husband' at leadership forum MORE's texting thread with her mom

 

Hmmmmm:

Full-size photo: http://bit.ly/2RX6puJ

  

ON TAP

The House and Senate are in. President Trump is in Washington, D.C. Vice President Pence is visiting Warsaw, Poland.

Noon: President Trump and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85 MORE welcome Colombian President Iván Duque and his wife, María Juliana Ruiz Sandoval, to the White House.

12:30 p.m. EST: President Trump holds an expanded working lunch with the president of Colombia.

1:30 -- 2:30 p.m. EST: First votes in the House. The House's full schedule today: http://bit.ly/2ByZdj3

1:40 p.m. EST: Vice President Pence speaks at the Warsaw Ministerial Welcome Dinner at the Royal Castle.

3:45–4:45 p.m. EST: Last votes in the House.

Friday: Vice President Pence will visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and tour a memorial to the Jewish victims there. Details: https://wapo.st/2Sv3mzi

Monday, Jan. 18: Presidential candidate Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharKlobuchar ate salad with her comb, ordered aide to clean it: report Sanders endorses Oakland teachers strike Dem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 MORE (D-Minn.) will stop by Saint Anselm College during her first New Hampshire trip since announcing her bid. http://bit.ly/2RZO3t2

   

WHAT TO WATCH

This morning: Vice President Pence delivered a joint statement with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2SOlzHg

3 p.m. EST: President Trump speaks at a joint conference of The Major County Sheriffs of America and Major Cities Chiefs Association. Where: The J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C. Livestream: http://bit.ly/2BvkiLm

  

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Cheddar Day. It's also National Tortellini Day!

 

Released this morning -- 'Can't hold it back anymore!':

Disney released a trailer for Frozen 2, which is coming out in November. Watch: http://bit.ly/2GoKprC

  

And to break up your Wednesday afternoon, here's an amazing series of photos...

'My rabbit claiming my cat's belongings and my cat being too scared to do anything about it: a photo series.' Photos: http://bit.ly/2SU5Q9S