"I will not vote for an end-of-year spending bill until we are clear about what we are going to do to protect and take care of our
Harris spoke at a Capitol Hill news conference Wednesday with other members of the California delegation to urge quick action on the issue.
"It is absolutely urgent that we pass the legislation," House Minority Leader
The Huffington Post reported that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told conservative Republicans behind closed doors this week that a DACA fix could be added to the spending bill, something sure to infuriate some in his party. Sen.
Durbin said he is aiming to get a DACA fix passed before Congress considers the spending bill, which is expected to be one of the last major things lawmakers do this year, but that many Democrats in the House and Senate share Harris' sentiment.
"There are few opportunities and many things to do before the end of the session, before Christmas. We are seizing any available opportunity to move the Dream Act," Durbin said. "Many of us feel we couldn't in good conscience go home for Christmas without seeing this law passed."
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said that with Trump's urging, Congress should find a fix and there is "no reason not to go ahead."
"I view this bill as the most important thing we can get done now — both political parties," Feinstein said. "The president is for it, hopefully he doesn't want an arm and a leg for it, but he understands how important this is and we can get it done."
Read more about the 55 members of California's delegation at latimes.com/politics.