Different president, same old government shutdown threats
Apr 27 2017 by Alex Thomas
White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told CNN late on Tuesday that the Trump administration had also informed Democrats on Monday it would move discussions on building a border wall to September, when the government must negotiate the budget for its next fiscal year. There's an unconventional new president in the White House and Republicans ha. However, he didn't rule out the possibility of a short-term budget extension being passed to ensure a deal gets done, according to the New York Times.
ABC'sJonathan Karl later asked Spicer to clarify whether Trump will demand that funding for the wall be included in the current spending bill. There are now 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats in the upper chamber.
Donald Trump and United States lawmakers inched closer to a deal on Tuesday avoiding a government shutdown, as the president, eager to showcase a win marking his first 100 days, retreated from a demand to fund a border wall.
Democrats in Washington simply can not be negotiated with ... which is why Trump's team should immediately insert funding for the border wall back into the spending deal (from whence it should have never been removed in the first place). It's a code word for better border security. "But there will never be a 2,200-mile wall built".
Democrats said they were anxious Republicans could try to attach language limiting family-planning funds or undo Wall Street reforms enacted after the 2007-09 financial crisis.
The White House also scrambled to temper expectations over the weekend after Trump on Friday promised a "big announcement" on tax reform this week, which aides said would simply outline the administration's "broad principles and priorities" - broad strokes Trump already laid out during his campaign.
"If the negotiation on other themes - immigration, the border, trade - isn't satisfactory to Mexico's interests, we will have to review our existing cooperation", Videgaray said.
That is in part because legislative leaders opted to take a two-week Easter recess despite the self-imposed funding deadline, with the House not due back voting until Tuesday evening. "In that next budget, we'll go for the next group of money". These payments help low-income people enrolled under "Obamacare" with out-of-pocket expenses.
In recent instances of fiscal brinksmanship, it's been the demands of congressional factions, not the White House, that have threatened to stall the process. Sen.
By dropping his call for immediate funding for the wall, Trump may clear a path to a spending bill. The administration is set to announce a proposal to reduce the tax rate on many owner-operated businesses to 15% from 39.6%, according to The Wall Street Journal. "He can't get 60 votes by being a hard-ass", he said. Democrats said they were satisfied with the emerging outlines of the measure, which stick closely to versions of the legislation that were being negotiated late previous year.
"I will say Secretary Kelly, formerly General Kelly, is doing an incredible job". With Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress and the White House, many conservatives believe their party will bear the blame if the government shuts down.