Nobody wants a Government shutdown….
Donald Trump isn’t gonna get funding for his’Wall’….Democrats ARE willing to fund more border security…
After these two things are agreed to?
The two parties can work on a funding deal for the government going into next year…..
Republicans CURRENTLY control both the House and Senate….
The House is under control of the Democrats, who don’t want the blame for a shutdown, but will need more to get a deal….
Congress missed the Sept. 30 deadline, the end of the 2018 fiscal year, for seven of the 12 individual appropriations bills, kicking the fight until early December. Trump met last month with both Senate and House GOP leadership to discuss the year-end agenda, including government funding.
Both sides are stepping up their posturing as they barrel toward the Friday deadline.
Schumer, on the Senate floor, said Trump had two options that could get the votes needed to pass the Senate: Accept the $1.6 billion for the border included in the Senate’s DHS bill, or let Congress pass a stopgap continuing resolution (CR) for the department.
“If President Trump wants to throw a temper tantrum and shut down some departments and agencies over Christmas, that’s certainly within his power, but he has two more sensible options available to him. It would be a shame if the country suffered because of a Trump temper tantrum. It’s the president’s choice,” Schumer added.
But Republicans believe Trump would veto a bill that only included $1.6 billion, with the White House instead pushing for $5 billion, in line with the House DHS bill. Republicans have floated a two-year plan, which has been rejected by Democrats, that would give Trump $2.5 billion in funding for barriers and border security for both 2019 and 2020…..
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