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Senate to vote on two dueling proposals to reopen government

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The Senate will be voting on two dueling proposals Thursday to reopen the government. The first is President Trump's proposed compromise for border wall funding in exchange for an extension of DACA and TPS, while the second is a clean continuing resolution that would fund agencies through Feb. 8.

The state of play: Neither bill is expected to get the 60 votes necessary to pass. Democrats have said they will not negotiate on border funding until the government is reopened, and are expected to have the votes necessary to block Trump's proposal. Neither Trump nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will be supporting the second bill, which originated in the Democrat-controlled House, CNN's Manu Raju reports.

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Trump proposes DACA extension in exchange for border wall funding

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In a speech Saturday afternoon, President Trump confirmed that in order to end the government shutdown, he is proposing a 3-year extension of protections for DACA recipients and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in exchange for $5.7 billion in border funding, as first reported by Axios' Jonathan Swan.

The big picture: As indicated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 30 minutes before Trump's address, this proposal is likely dead on arrival. Pelosi said in a statement: "[Trump's] his proposal is a compilation of several previously rejected initiatives, each of which is unacceptable and in total, do not represent a good faith effort to restore certainty to people's lives."

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