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Capitol Ink | Emperor Trump

Grassley prays on Senate floor that Trump will sign bill to keep government open
 

Sen. Charles E. Grassley gave an addendum to the Senate opening prayer Thursday morning, calling for President Donald Trump to keep the government open.

“Let’s all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so the government doesn’t shut down,” Grassley said, following the Senate prayer given by guest chaplain Rev. Eddie Edmonds.

Watch: Democrat Mark Pocan hands out ‘missing’ fliers for FOIA request outside ICE headquarters
 

Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan posted up outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters Wednesday morning to hand out “missing” fliers for a Freedom of Information Act request he sent the agency in October. The FOIA inquiry was about ICE arrests in Wisconsin last year.

“Hi there, sir, is there a board inside for like lost cats and stuff?” Pocan asked a man walking into the ICE building as he attempted to hand him the “missing” flier.

Shutdown ends but its damage will last
Podcast, Episode 137

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

CQ Homeland Security Editor Patrick B. Pexton discusses the details of the deal between President Donald Trump and lawmakers to end the shutdown. Max Stier, president of the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service, says it has done lasting damage to the civil service and that Congress must never allow it to happen again.

Jeff Merkley requests FBI perjury investigation into Kirstjen Nielsen
At issue is testimony before Congress about family separations at border

Sen. Jeff Merkley is requesting that the FBI open a perjury investigation into Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Jeff Merkley is requesting that the FBI open a perjury investigation into Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, based on testimony she gave to Congress in December on family separations at the southern border.

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee in December, Nielsen stated “I’m not a liar, we’ve never had a policy for family separation.”

Trump’s Christmas Wish List: Billions for Wildfire Suppression, Unaccompanied Children
CQ Budget Podcast, Episode 91

Trump is seeking billions more in spending. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Trump's Tweets, Shutdown Threats Muddy the Waters Less Than 100 Days From Midterms
Penn Ave Report: Connecting Congress and the White House at the intersection of politics

Capitol Ink | Immigration Maze

Capitol Ink | Migrants