The shutdown-ending deal could set up a repeat of the 2013 immigration debate, when the Senate acted and the House did not.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan removed Meehan from the Ethics Committee on Saturday after the New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment.
In 2015, the last comparable year, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $68.2 million.
It’s been seven years since House Speaker John A. Boehner killed earmarks following a series of scandals. Now the Rules Committee is poised to hold hearings on possibly reviving the practice.
Most federal agencies will close on Friday at midnight if Democrats won’t support such a plan, which they seem unlikely to do at this point.
President Trump said “I am not a racist” when asked about his alleged comments about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations. He also blamed Democrats in the delay on passing immigration reform that includes protection for young illegal immigrants.
Trump ex-campaign chief told WABC he hasn’t been contacted by Justice Dept. investigators, who have a parallel investigation.