Moderate Senators Look to Find Common Ground on Budget Deal

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January 21, 2018

OAN Newsroom

Moderates on both sides of the aisle met to try and find common ground, as several issues continue to divide Republicans and Democrats attempting to pass a spending bill.

Moderate bipartisan lawmakers attempted to come up with a compromise over immigration and other issues Sunday.

Senators are said to have met with the majority and minority leaders Saturday, in an effort to bring them some of their ideas.

The main goal of the lawmakers is reportedly to come up with any proposal that can get 60 votes.

63 Comments on "Moderate Senators Look to Find Common Ground on Budget Deal"

  1. HOW can this be a LEGAL BILL.
    Under their Oaths of Office, as Tax Paid US Law Makers & US Representatives,
    How is it possible to bring forth to sponsor, sanction & sanctify what is Illegal based Against US LAWS and
    to additionally break US LAWS to aid, abet, harbor, facilitate & FUND what is known to be to Illegal?
    Get Illegal Immigration OUT of The Budget Bill,that is required by actual Law.
    It is Not required by Law to Break US Laws, as a Set Up Trap, to Pass an ILLEGAL BILL.
    This is decisive Blackmail, Chicken & Obstruction of Government
    of, by, for and through Criminality by Law Makers themselves..

  2. We the people need the Congress to NOT GET PAID during shut downs, and we need to CUT FEDERAL AGENCIES BY 50% for every day they are shut down… BETTER THAN A BALANCED BUDGET! JUST CUT THEM.

  3. Democrats don’t have anything “MODERATE”
    Deport them since they violate US Constitution and American values.

  4. Bruce Johnson | January 22, 2018 at 8:46 am |

    Immigration has NOTHING to do with a budget. Another example of congress and judicial system putting it to who makes thier paychecks.

  5. conquest915 | January 22, 2018 at 7:21 am |

    THERE IS NO MODERATE GROUND!. You burned that bridge last amnesty in 1986 when you congress congress critters promised that would be the last amnesty and that you would secure the border and enforce immigration laws. And we have seen how poorly you have performed your duty every since.

    Lie to me once and shame on you, lie to me a thousand time and you and me are done and we are going to fight! So get it through you thick skulls! THERE IS NO MODERATE GROUNDS THIS TIME!

  6. nfcapitalist | January 22, 2018 at 7:15 am |


    On Friday the FBI dumped 500 Strozk/Page messaging and one clearly indicates the Obama AG Loretta Lynch was protecting HRC.

    FURTHER… the FBI said they LOST five (5) months of Strozk/Page email/texting… like Lois Lerner’s email that needed to be found in a Virginia server farm by IG Mr. George… and what happened to them?

    • conquest915 | January 22, 2018 at 7:23 am |

      Absolutely, And who is going to be responsible for these lost e-mail and fired or prosecuted?

  7. We do NOT want just any deal that can be passed! We want DACA to end ,chain migration to end, spending cuts, more border security including a wall, and other things Trump. Get your spine back Republicans or you’ll be replaced. Do the ‘nuclear option’ if required, you’re already getting blamed by the Democrats. Stop letting the blame game affect you, let’s grade school crap.

  8. You can’t reason with unreasonable. There is no compromise.

  9. Cindy Stephens | January 22, 2018 at 6:23 am |

    Does anyone besides me think that this memo has a lot to do with the government shutdown?

  10. nfcapitalist | January 22, 2018 at 6:05 am |

    Are you aware that the FBI dumped 500 email messages between Strozk and Page, (FBI TOP BRASS) on Friday and now claim 5 months of email between these two in those critical weeks are MISSING????

  11. What is a “moderate” Senator? Not “who”, but “what”? If we had term and/or age limits, this miss mash term would disappear, and the nation would be better off for it.

  12. Quick – name 3 ‘moderate’ Democrats. Too late. They are GONZO!

  13. Lets shut down the govt every year for a month no one gets payed including Congress the money we save would pay down the national debt.

  14. What is so hard to understand? Illegal immigrants have NOTHING to do with funding our government….DACA is not to be held as a bargaining ploy…

  15. This is exactly what is wrong with our political system. Here we have TWO separate issues (bills), neither related to the other. Why can’t these guys negotiate on one bill at at time and come up with a solid solution? NO! … Instead they tie them together and end up passing two BAD BILLS.

  16. Schumer and Pelosi don’t do bipartisan, I guess.

  17. Without a larger majority in the Senate we will come to this on every issue. Democrats are as good at passing bad legislation… they are at obstructing good legislation. Even if we had the nuclear option we wouldn’t have enough with the Rinos.

  18. ...remain calm and return fire | January 22, 2018 at 1:36 am |

    So gop moderates are ready to cave to democrats and stab Trump in the back..

  19. Budget deal, but yet, the democrats shutdown the govt on an issue not part of the budget, namely their support for illegal immigrants and open borders.

    Moderate bipartisan lawmakers attempted to come up with a compromise over immigration and other issues Sunday.

    The democrats demands on this issue are as nonsensical as the kneeling football players, and the irony? The democrats have abandoned blacks in support of illegal immigrants, so that the football players adhere to a party that has long ago stopped caring about the community many of these players came from.

  20. “Moderate” Senators mean: TWO-FACED Senators.
    Observe !!!

  21. There is no common ground but the burial ground.
    The Schumer Shutdown is an act of “terror”.
    Patriotic American Sniper(s).

  22. Derek Dominico | January 21, 2018 at 10:15 pm |

    Budget talks should only include what is good for American citizens and security of the country!
    Daca must be dealt separately in Immigration enforcement talks!

  23. Budget Only, no DACA, no Dreamers no side bars, no nothing else BUDJET ONLY!!!! GIT R DONE….You had 6 months to settle on DACA all of you have waisted most of your time to come to an agreement. You have until March 5 or 6, maybe 3 mor months if that sneaky political judge up in Frisco does`t get overturned…,.If you don`t come to an agreement they all go home…….FUND THE WALL, STOP THE CHAIN CANCEL THE LOTTO INSTALL E-VERIFY……..MAGA

  24. We best know, not much can be done to stop anyone from entering if they want to come in. Probably contracts and money matters are real issues. Who will build these structures. All this will bring a smile later on.

  25. Indread Cold | January 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm |

    Make the majority of the DoD slaves? Even if only for a DAY that is bs. They have given more to us, our children, and our country than anyone who is here under this DACA program. Such a shameful event.

  26. Texas Patriot | January 21, 2018 at 6:51 pm |

    DACA=Democrats Against Citizens of America

  27. I think we should do a 1 for 1 swap: McCain for Manchin. At least Manchin seems to THINK about how he might vote.

    • I have no faith when it comes to the Democratics, ShutitdownShuma had his chance and they made it load and clear they are the party of resistance. They don’t want to own this sh**show so now they have become moderates?!?! You made the wine you now you drink the cup.

  28. GO TRUMP!!

  29. Stephen Wright | January 21, 2018 at 6:03 pm |


    • Just another BS lable to make us think they give a sh**. McCain would be a good example. Smoke and mirrors, nothing more.

    • Sean Wallace | January 21, 2018 at 9:10 pm |

      graham,mccain and collins

    • Joseph O'Donnell | January 22, 2018 at 4:46 am |

      No such animal. The words are lipstick slathered on pigs to make them appear caring for the poor and downtrodden. They care for nothing but themselves and to Hell with the Country!

  30. There is no common ground with Democrats.

  31. Deplorable Phytomorphogenesis | January 21, 2018 at 5:21 pm |

    End daca. No amnesty. Immediate deportation.

    daca – democRATS against Citizens of America. Well put. Whoever he/ she is.

  32. It’s very simple. They are struggling to come up with a plan for funding the government for the rest of the year. That doesn’t include immigration or DACA. It should just include necessary spending needs. For the Dems to hold the country hostage is despicable. I would suggest we just keep the government shut down, but let’s make it include Congress as well.

    • Keep the gov shutdown with 2 caveats: Military (retirees included) get their paychecks and ANY congressional person that supports this shutdown over daca gets their paychecks held! Manchin (D) actually presented a bill stating Congress doesn’t get paid during a shutdown – BRAVO for Manchin and I’m a registered R. HOW many of those DACA people have actually filed for citizenship, not many if any at all. How many are serving in the Military – maybe 800 if that many. So give those serving citizenship and deport the rest! They didn’t file before, they aren’t going to now! This is ALL a ploy to get voters for the dem party so they can take control back then get rid of Trump on made up charges!

  33. WHen do Republicans quit getting mugged by the lying slime Democraps??
    WHEN STATES GIVE THE GOP 61 SENATORS! ( 61 to allow for the Graham, Collins, Murkowski turncoats.

    • Graham, Collins, Murkowski on their own would drop your total to 58 – still need two Democrats to get it done.

      Both parties need to purge their ranks of the globalists and break the back of the Uniparty in Congress.

  34. Thanks for the reminder.

  35. Do those “moderate senators” lnclude Give Away Graham? It seems he is in agreement with Diane Frankenfeinstein. “Give us everything we want and we will talk about what you want later.”

    They pulled that on Reagan and what it got us was no border security and twenty million more illegal aliens most of whom are on welfare along with all of their kids.

    Thanks but no thanks. Not again. Democrats can read my middle finger salute.

    • Joseph O'Donnell | January 22, 2018 at 4:41 am |

      You can’t tell between the snot-nosed brats; moderates, progressives, whining illegals or their sporn. What has the United States become, a nursery for bad ideas and horrendous policy?

      • Did you mean ‘spawn’? Hope so, as ‘sporn’ makes no sense. But we got the idea.

        • Joseph O'Donnell | January 24, 2018 at 3:53 pm |

          Mr. Galt, I was attempting to use the Irish, but I used it incorrectly. The definition of “sporn” is a satire or the mouth. I was using “sporn” to mean something like progressives ideas for which I apologize if I mislead anyone.

          • Thanks for the explanation. I’d of course heard of ‘sporran’, but that made no sense either. Always like to hear and learn of new words – even Irish…just kidding. And you can call me John.

    • Reasonable Doubt | January 22, 2018 at 7:40 am |

      Your zero is true Sir! I saw a short clip of “I had a cold in my nose” propose that to POTUS, it was like unreal. She actually proposed doing DACA now and reviewing the wall, e-verify and chain migration issues at a later date. You got to admit that old lady has a pair.

  36. nfcapitalist | January 21, 2018 at 4:53 pm |


  37. Here’s everything you need to know about RINOs and Democrats, they call working Americans who pay taxes “Deplorables” and illegal aliens on welfare : “Dreamers.”.. -Dan Bongino..

  38. Sanctuary cities are not popular. amnesty is not popular. , protecting the border is popular, whether lefties like the idea of a wall or not.

  39. Moderate Senators – LOL – Democrats in states that Trump won.

  40. Hope springs eternal….

  41. Just find the Senators that aren’t bought and paid for by the Immigration Lobby

    • Sportsmadness | January 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm |

      Most definitely …. layers of bacon will not get it done

    • Anybody in DC not bought by the the deep state? Oh yaa President Trump. Loved your comment, lot of truth to it. God Bless!

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