On top of ALL the crazy things going sideways right now?
The US Government needs Congress to sign off on spending for the next year…
THAT is gonna take some doing….
The budget deficit was WTF off the hook BEFORE the virus shutdown , which has ripped a whole in revenue coming into the US Government and caused Congress to open the till to send money to state and local governments and American’s….
The Federal Reserve boss wants MORE money sent to out and the Treasury Sec. says the same thing….
To get thru something like this?
You need Congress and the President to be on the same page…
THAT may be difficult ….
President Trump and the Democratic Speaker of the House have not reportily spoken to each other since the February State of the Union address…
If both sides dig in?
How about a government shut down going into the November election?
(Donald Trump the ‘master’ of chaos???)
THAT would just about be final nail to seal down a disaster for Republicans and Trump one would think…
Senate Republicans are growing concerned that rising tensions between President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) could lead to a shutdown fight just weeks before the election and threaten their slim majority in the chamber.
There is widespread anxiety among GOP senators that Trump’s penchant for picking fights is a political liability as his response to nationwide protests against police brutality appears to be the cause of his declining approval ratings.
Republicans are now worried that he’s likely to pick a fight with Pelosi in September over government funding for the next fiscal year, which starts Oct. 1.
Trump and Pelosi’s relationship has only gotten worse since the 35-day government shutdown at the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019. The president regularly refers to her as “Crazy Nancy,” and last month Pelosi called him “morbidly obese.”
GOP lawmakers say the last thing they need a few weeks before the Nov. 3 election is a spending standoff and possible government shutdown, especially with 23 Republican Senate seats up for reelection and only 12 Democratic seats at stake.
The Senate has yet to pass any of the 12 appropriations bills. In the House, Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) announced that she intends to hold all subcommittee and full committee markups the weeks of July 6 and July 13.
Some Senate Republicans are discussing moving legislation that would prevent a government shutdown even if the annual appropriations bills haven’t been passed. The GOP senators say they’ve gotten a commitment from GOP leaders for a vote in the coming weeks.
“There’s some of us that would like to get back on that,” Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said after Republicans discussed it at a recent lunch meeting. “It has to do with the general dysfunction that we have here.”
He said Thursday the goal is to “get something in place before” a shutdown scenario arises and “to have it there where you get rid of shutting down the government as a lever that can be used by whoever chooses to do it.”
Braun added that there’s strong Republican support for the legislation, but it faces an uphill path to securing support from Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats who worry that automatically defaulting to long-term stopgap spending measures could take pressure off Congress to pass new spending bills every year…..