Both senators voted against the compromise to end the three day shutdown and fund the government for 17 days through Feb. 8.
A new report by NJ Policy Perspective calls for legislation that would extend health care to children who are unauthorized immigrants.
Democrats say that in order to vote for a continuing resolution that would temporarily keep the government funded and running, they want Republicans to fund some of their priorities.
Immigration reform, children's health insurance and more are threatened by the president's rhetoric.
In the nick of time, homeward-bound members of Congress passed a stop-gap measure that averted a government shutdown.