Congress reporter focuses on economic policy
Erica Werner Congress reporter focuses on economic policy December 1 at. 23.26 Congress negotiators and White House officials discuss a…
Congress negotiators and White House officials discuss a one-week budget bill that would delay a partial state shutdown while Washington is preparing for the state funeral of former President George HW Bush, according to several people, informed of the negotiations.
On Saturday, President Trump also refused to enter a two-week funding extension while Bush memorials took place, according to a report from the Associated Press.
A final decision has not been taken but may come as soon as Sunday when Trump returns to Washington.
Funding for parts of the federal government will end at midnight December 7th, but Congress is deadlocked over Trumps demanding $ 5 billion in funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border.
White House officials began preparing for shutdown in recent days. Many agencies would be affected, including those relating to homeland security, law enforcement, agricultural programs and foreign aid.
The burial of Bush is expected to take place Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral.
Trump has declared a day of national sorrow on Wednesday. Legislators from both parties tend to allocate their differences during such periods, which is why they are considering a short-term statement of expenditure that would reverse any budget deals.
Democrats, who have so far rejected Trump’s efforts for more wall financing, can block expense accounts in the Senate because of the narrow 51 to 49 Republican majority. Fresh to get 40 middle-class homes, Democrats They have promised to keep a harder line against Trump’s immigration policy.
The president has just one month in his first term as president to work with a congress fully controlled by the Republicans. Democrats will take control of the Chamber in early January.
During the presidential campaign of 2016, one of Trump’s prominent promises was to build a wall along the southern border to prevent illegitimate immigrants from crossing into the United States.
It was a popular idea among his followers, and he repeatedly said that Mexico would pay for the construction of the wall. However, Trump has moved its position and said that the wall has to be built using the taxpayer’s money.
This has made some Republicans in an uncomfortable position to spend money on a few of them launched on a campaign but is now one of Trump’s central goals.
If Congress does not send out a statement of expenditure by 7 December, it would result in a partial state suspension, which could mean that thousands of federal workers can be sent home without pay.