While all the Progressive House ‘squad’ have been going back and forth with Donald Trump?
House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority leader McConnell and Minority Leader Schumer have been working with Trump’s Treasury Sec. Mnuchin to cement a 2 year budget deal…
They are prepared to say they the outlines of a agreement…
This Donald Trump that has to agree to sign off on the deal, which would assure Republicanb Senator’s cover to vote for it….
They now wait as Trump decides he’ll go for bipartisan deal or he’ll balk under pressure from his Right leaners , who think things are like there where a few months ago when the had BOTH houses of Congress…
THAT isn’t the case anymore….
Congress and the White House are moving toward an ambitious budget deal, but the big question still remains: What will President Donald Trump do?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican senators are pushing Trump to accept an agreement with Democrats that would avoid stiff budget cuts, steer clear of a potential default and provide a huge measure of certainty through the presidential campaign.
Trump has been warm to the proposal as it’s taken shape, according to multiple senators who have spoken with him in recent days. But GOP backers of a deal fear a last-ditch push from hard-line conservatives inside the administration and Congress to reject any bipartisan compromise.
So as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin close in on a deal that would keep shutdowns and credit scares off the table, Senate Republicans aren’t taking any chances — particularly after the longest shutdown in U.S. history occurred just six months ago.
“I’ve talked to him about it. He’s supportive,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.), a close Trump ally, who conceded there’s still a measure of uncertainty over what the president will do. “I think he would support that. I never speak for the president. It depends on what’s in there.”
There’s plenty of reason to be concerned.
Trump nearly killed the last sweeping budget agreement. He also rejected a government funding bill last December after administration officials — including Vice President Mike Pence — initially signaled the president would sign it. That set off a 35-day shutdown that badly damaged the GOP.
Republicans who have spoken with Trump say he’s already upset about higher domestic spending levels preferred by Democrats, who have pushed for parity on defense and domestic spending increases.
And Trump’s Republican allies know the president is a wild card, even if a budget deal could pass with strong support from both sides on Capitol Hill…..