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Washington, Jan 24 (IBNS): US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer withdrew an offer to approve funding for US President Trump's border wall after the US government shutdown ednded on Tuesdays, media reports said.
"If he wants a solution, that's a step backward," Senator John Cornyn, second-ranked Republican in the chamber was reported to state to CNN reporters.
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"They can pay for it out of there, if they think it's so important. Or they could do my other suggestion. He's pledged, given his word, that Mexico will pay for it because he's very good at the art of the deal and so on. Let's just open up a special account, as Mexico pays in for the Trump wall, they can build it," ," Senator Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Appropriations Committee -- who was among the Democrats voting against reopening the government Monday -- was reported to state."
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The Senate Appropriations Committee, reportedly the largest committee in the U.S. Senate is responsible for allocating federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis.
The White House on the other hand, reportedly indicated that in addition to funding of the border wall, it required additional resources on the Southern border in exchange for a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) fix.
These changes would reportedly pose more risk of losing the support of both conservative and liberal lawmakers and US could reportedly face another immigration-related shutdown from February 8.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)