Congress seeks extension to avert shutdown - 12/3/2018 4:30:23 PM


Under the new budget deadline, funding for the Homeland Security Department and a number of other federal agencies will xpire on December 21 unless Congress sends Trump spending legislation before then that he signs.

Trump was gearing up for a showdown as he sought billions for the construction of a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.

Trump claimed in a tweet that "We would save Billions of Dollars if the Democrats would give us the votes to build the Wall". Either way, people will NOT be allowed into our Country illegally! He did not provide any evidence for the savings, but again threatened to close the "entire Southern Border if necessary".

Meanwhile on Capitol Hill, Senator Lindsey Graham told One America News a DACA fix could be a good compromise to get Democrats to approve wall funding.

Further, other conservatives and their staffers on Capitol Hill caution that such a close deadline to the Christmas holiday season may make securing Trump's $5 billion in border wall funding more hard as many rank-and-file members will feel more pressure to accept Republican leadership's proposal closer to Christmas. Democrats will take control of the House in January following last month's congressional elections.

The president invited the top Democratic leaders, Sen. According to a former administration official who spoke to the Post, the Bush family contacted the White House this summer to welcome Trump to the funeral.

"If [lawmakers] come, which they have, to talk about an extension because of President Bush's passing, I would absolutely consider it and probably give it", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Saturday night.

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Trump said he's likely to sign the short-term CR into law, which would prevent a partial shutdown of operations at the nine Cabinet departments and dozens of smaller agencies still without full-year appropriations.

While Trump has pushed Democrats to build the wall, Schumer and Pelosi face growing pressure from the party's liberal wing to block it.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that they could support up to $1.6 billion in border security, not border wall funding, "that was included in a bipartisan Senate bill".

Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, said, "We need all hands on deck to oppose frivolous border wall spending proposals".

McConnell told reporters over the weekend that it's up to Trump "to do a deal with the Democrats".

"There is a possible shutdown if we don't get the wall", Trump said Thursday as he departed the White House for the G-20 Summit in Argentina.

Without action by Congress, federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture, State Department and Department of Homeland Security would find themselves without any money to pay employees and administer programs through the fiscal year that ends next September 30. Federal funding for those agencies is set to expire at midnight Friday.