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Oliver McGee, former Clinton Administration adviser, about efforts in Congress to a long-term spending bill.
President Trump under stopgap signed legislation Friday to prevent a government shutdown before the midnight Friday deadline.
The continuing resolution (CR) to the President’s Desk after passing both the house and the Senate late Thursday. The bill keeps the Federal government agencies to work for two more weeks through Dec. 22.
“@POTUS only H. J. Res 123 – short-term CR, signed offers FY18 funds, the govt, for the financing of the fed up Friday, Dec. 22,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted Friday.
.@POTUS only H. J. Res 123 – short-term CR, signed FY18 provides funds to the govt, for the financing of the fed up Friday, Dec. 22.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) 8. December 2017
The White house expects Trump to sign the legislation, would, and put his goals on Thursday for the upcoming budget negotiations, which is to say that money for the military, including missile defense and the security along the border with Mexico, “priorities need to be set, the long-term financing agreement.”
The bill passed the house 235-193, with 18 Republicans voting against and 14 Democrats voting for it. The Senate vote was Vt 81-14, with Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass; Bernie Sanders, I -.; Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and John McCain, R-Ariz., among which, the votes cast “no”.
During the CR, the government is running now, there is a budget battle is for later this month, when the funding expires. The bill had the objective to give more time to the differences from the pre-Christmas showdown among merchants.
The measure ensures money is available to several States that are running out of funds for the children’s health Insurance Program, a very popular program, the medical more than eight million children.
On Thursday afternoon, Trump and the so-called “Big Four” leaders in Congress –Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaker of the house of representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met in the White house, to discuss, to avoid a strategy, a government shutdown after the CR expires on 22. December.
Pelosi had told reporters on Thursday that lawmakers are “here” to help without a deal, immigrants who came to the United States arrivals illegally as children and are enrolled in the Deferred action for Childhood (DACA) program, the Trump ended three months ago.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said agreed Trump, Ryan, and McConnell, that the negotiations on immigration “should be kept separate, on another track, and not as part of the government financing bill.” Sanders also said that Trump “ends again his priorities for the warranty, there was no immigration package chain migration, constructed a border wall, and much immigration enforcement is strengthening to stop the illegal immigration and visa overstays.”
McConnell and Ryan issued a joint statement calling the meeting with Trump “productive”, and added that they ” emphasized the need for border security, interior enforcement, and other parts of our broken immigration system, and this should be a separate process to hold hostage funding for our men and women in uniform.”
In a joint statement of their own, Schumer, and Pelosi said the group “had a productive conversation about the most diverse topics. Nothing concrete agreed, but discussions continue.”
The majority of house Democrats against the short-term, but more than enough support in the Senate, its passage. Democrats expected that their influence that future spending boosts for health, infrastructure and other national programs that would fit, increases the Republicans want for the defense.
Trump unexpectedly, threw a political hand grenade into the mix Wednesday when he told reporters that a “and” shutdown “could happen” and accused the Democrats. He said they want to “illegal immigrants pour into our country, with crime, an enormous crime.”
In response, Pelosi tweeted that Trump was “the only person talking about a government shutdown.”
Last week, the President of the same group asks you to discuss to the White house, a bipartisan budget deal – but Schumer and Pelosi decided not to show.
Trump accused the Democratic leader of the “talk” and “take no action”.
“And now it is even worse. It is not supposed to speak. So, you are not show up for the meeting,” Trump told reporters last week. The President was sure of it, keep two empty seats, with the Democratic leader’, name-tags, on each side of him, in a recognizable efforts to shame, for a boycott of the conference.
Fox News’ Serafin Gomez and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.