Narration continues under
" In this situation there is no appetite on both sides at a time, and I believe in both chambers for another partial public shutdown, "Fleischmann told Steve Doocy.
The Tennessee Congress Member said last month ed's shutdown, which w as the longest in American history and hit a quarter of the federal government "was a problem and should never have happened" and he criticized his colleagues in the senate for falling to take up a trump-backed bill with masonry financing approved by the then-GOP controlled house.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had said he would not put this bill up for a vote because it probably would not have cleared the 60-vote threshold needed to pass.
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Fleischmann's comments come as the conference's race to find a border security compromise before a stopgap expense bill expires next Friday, which requires another shutdown. Lawmakers have signaled that progress is being made, with some predicting an agreement could be reached as soon as Friday.
But it is unlikely that a compromise will include the President's request 5.7 billion. Dollars for a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico. Legislators' efforts to avert another decommissioning at all costs may corner the president and force his hand on whether he is willing to issue a national emergency declaration to build a wall, which lawmakers have also warned against.
On Friday, Fleischmann, the Supreme Republican of the Home Appropriation Committee's Home Security Committee, said that there would probably be money for some kind of barrier in any agreement that the Conference Committee is addressing, although he would not specify what kind of suggesting that an expense bill might "include" money for a wall, fence and other form of physical barrier.
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