Published: Thu, May 11, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

US needs September 'shutdown' to fix Senate 'mess'

President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that the USA government "needs a good shutdown" in September to fix a "mess" in the Senate, signaling his displeasure with a temporary spending bill that Republican congressional leaders - and Trump himself - are praising as a major accomplishment. It had passed the House on Wednesday and now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it even though several of his key priorities are missing.

The spending bill, which in part, excludes provisions for Trump's proposed wall on the Mexican border, is the first major bipartisan legislation during Trump's tenure. But the call was beset by technical troubles, and Mr. Mulvaney was able to offer few assurances to temper Mr. Trump's threat of a shutdown, which could leave Republican House and Senate candidates vulnerable in 2018 races if a shutdown occurred.

Trump abruptly halted an interview with CBS News after being pressed on his wiretapping allegations against Barack Obama.

Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney said Monday that Trump's concession on wall funding doesn't mean the administration isn't serious about seeing the project through, the Dallas Morning News reported.

"One of his options was that we need to elect more Republicans in 2018 and I'm certainly for that", Blunt said.

"The bottom line is very simple: the president, if he works with us, particularly on issues like trade and infrastructure, we can work", said Schumer.

"It's not a goal and it's not a negotiating tool", Mulvaney said at White House press briefing.

Swalwell's tweet appears to be an assertion that he and his colleagues are working to either impeach Trump or simply block his administration's agenda.

Trudeau will stand up to Trump on trade
He further said that the sell of dairy products were not allowed from Wisconsin, New York and other border states to Canada. Canadian imports, valued at $5.7 billion, make up about 30 percent of all softwood lumber used in USA housing construction.

President Donald Trump is so angry about the Congressional budget compromise, which will run the government until September at a cost of around $1 trillion, that he's actually Tweeting about it, calling on Republican Senators to either abandon their plans or find a way to change the rules. "Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September".

"Both sides agree, we have to keep government going, we don't want to shut government", Trump told Bloomberg News. Patty Murray, D-Wash.

Trump, taking to Twitter, also vented frustration about the 60-vote threshold on legislation in the Senate thanks to the filibuster.

"We had a strategy and it worked", he told The Washington Post.

It's not clear why a government shutdown in September is preferable to a shutdown today.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said the spending agreement came from a "bipartisan negotiation", adding, "The leaders — Democrat, Republican, House and Senate — work well together". The spending bill also contains $1.5 billion for border security.

Mulvaney cited a $15 billion infusion of defense spending — about half of what Trump asked for in March — as a huge win.

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