There does not appear to be any taste for a government,ent shutdown by the Donald Trump who , in the deal, has to deal with House Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi…
The days of Republicans’s doing their ‘own thing’ are over….
Democrat have also had to compromise….
It’s amazing what elections only 18 months away can do the American political process, eh?
We’ll await the actual Trump blessing….
It is reported that his people have had to put some arm twisting on him to keep him from listening just to the hard right whispers…
White House officials and congressional leaders are closing in on a budget deal on Monday that would raise spending levels for both the Pentagon and non-defense programs while extending the debt limit until at least July 2021, according to sources close to the talks.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have been leading the discussions, although GOP leaders on the Hill — as well as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) — have been closely involved.
“The talks are down to some technical language issues,” said a source close to the negotiations.
While neither side will be completely happy with the agreement, sources close to Mnuchin and Pelosi describe it is a “real compromise” that gives both parties some of what they want while permanently ending the sequester requirement under the 2011 budget law. That law calls for $125 billion in automatic spending cuts if no new deal is reached.
While a “topline” spending level for the Mnuchin-Pelosi compact is still unclear, it will be higher than current funding levels for both defense and non-defense programs, a key issue for Democrats, said the sources. There will be approximately $75 billion in offsets as part of the agreement, a move designed to ameliorate concerns by President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.
Several sources suggested that “poison pill” language will be barred, meaning Democrats cannot seek to get rid of the Hyde amendment prohibition on using federal funds for abortion, or further restrict Trump’s use of Pentagon money for his border wall project until legal challenges on the issue are resolved.
The debt limit will be suspended until July 31, 2021, a major issue that Mnuchin, Hill leaders and Wall Street wanted to resolve….