From the last budget deal: No shutdown: $1.1 trillion agreement shows Democrats’ clout
Democrats boasted of money for foreign assistance and cash-strapped Puerto Rico while winning funding for favored programs like transit projects and grants for first responders. They also defied Trump on a bid to punish “sanctuary cities” and on immigration enforcement.
The White House and some top GOP allies declared victory anyway, citing billions of dollars more for the military. Trump won a $15 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military, though that also fell short of what he requested.
"We want to protect DACA children and certainty we will do everything we can," Titus said. "But I'm not certain Republicans are really sincere about fixing it. We've got the bill (Dream Act of 2017). We did a conga line on the (U.S. House) floor yesterday saying bring it forward. He (Ryan) could solve that problem today, if he really wanted to.”
Having an election next year could be a factor that may help DACA legislation getting passed in the next six months, Titus said. Nevada's 2018 primary election, which could be critical for some in Nevada's federal delegation, is 10 months away (June 12).
"I think you can do DACA (in six months),” Titus said. “Comprehensive (immigration) reform will take longer … Maybe there will be some appetite for it leading into the next election because the demographics in this country are changing. And if Republicans want to get any votes out of the minority communities, they need to take some action."