By Mike PincusThe American ConservativeNew York TimesNew York, NY—For more than six years, Republicans in Congress have been attempting to reopen Congress for the first time in nearly 20 years.
In that time, the majority party’s agenda has become even more hostile to the Constitution than it was just six years ago.
In fact, the GOP has repeatedly shown it will not budge on its obstructionist agenda.
The GOP is still in the process of trying to pass a $1 trillion stimulus package and a new round of immigration reform.
They are also still negotiating the massive tax cut for corporations that is expected to be a major priority of President Donald J. Trump’s new Congress.
But the party is in full retreat, and now that the shutdown has ended, lawmakers are beginning to reevaluate how they want to proceed.
The House and Senate are both expected to take up a variety of bills, including legislation to increase the debt limit, to provide funding for Hurricane Harvey relief and to continue to fund federal agencies.
All of these measures would require bipartisan cooperation from both sides of the aisle.
The Democrats and the Republicans in the House have been unable to agree on much of anything since the shutdown ended in October.
But as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are now scrambling to come to some kind of agreement, it appears they are finally beginning to see the writing on the wall.
As lawmakers begin to focus on their first major legislative priorities in years, some have begun to question whether the shutdown could have been avoided.
“We’ve got to get a deal on the debt ceiling, immigration, a big infrastructure bill, that’s all,” said Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who is leading the charge to pass the government funding package in the Senate.
“It’s just a matter of time.
This is the one thing that we can all agree on.”
But for now, it seems unlikely that any bipartisan deal will be reached.
Republicans are expected to pass their legislation through the House, which is still controlled by President Donald Trump, but then they will have to face a Republican-led Senate that is not expected to act on its own, leaving the House with little time to pass legislation.
So, what are some of the other things that will be important in the coming weeks and months to help reopen the U.S. government?
The first thing is immigration.
The government has been closed since October because of the threat of a government shutdown.
But the Republican-controlled House has not passed any immigration reform legislation in the past five years.
So, the next big question is whether the Republican Party will even be willing to support any immigration legislation that includes some form of legalization.
For instance, if the House passes an immigration reform bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, that would be a big deal for Republicans in both parties.
In the House and the Senate, immigration is a priority, and the House’s current immigration reform package includes a path to citizenship that would give the country a pathway for people to enter the U, and also for businesses to hire.
For Democrats, immigration reform could also be a key issue, because many people in the country are in favor of immigration.
Many Democrats are also concerned that the U in its current form does not have a legal pathway to legal status for undocumented workers.
If Democrats do not pass a comprehensive immigration bill in the next few months, they will be in a difficult position.
The Trump administration has said that the federal government cannot afford to lose the support of millions of immigrants who are supporting the GOP.
The Republican Party is still deeply divided on immigration policy, and its primary issue is that the party supports the border wall, a measure that President Donald Trumps administration has been pushing.
Democrats have also been reluctant to pass immigration reform, arguing that it would give Republicans an advantage.
They have said they want immigration reform to be bipartisan and focused on improving border security, rather than giving more power to Republicans in a new border wall.
The Democrats have also argued that immigration reform is too complicated to pass in the current Congress, and that Democrats should focus on getting to a deal to fix the debt.
“I think the fact is that this is not an easy issue,” said Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee of California, who has also been working to pass bills to reopen government.
“I think it’s going to be really difficult for any group of people to get along, because of all the differences that we have on all of these issues.”
There are also many other important issues that are on the table, including infrastructure, the economy and energy.
For the first two months of 2017, Congress has been operating on a $16 trillion budget deficit.
The Congressional Budget Office has projected that the economy will contract in the second half of 2017.
It has also projected that there will be a national debt of about $16.7 trillion by 2019, which would be the highest in history.
If Congress fails to act quickly on any of