Trump’s Shutdown Threat Raises Stakes For Lawmakers In Looming Funding Battle

BATTLEFORWORLD –  August 23, 2017: BattleForWorld has been talking about this happening since May 2017, and now in August, the American news media starts to report about it. While in May we reported that just before the federal extension budget expires in October, President Trump has threatened to give the government a thorough shutdown.

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Trump’s Shutdown Threat Raises Stakes For Lawmakers In Looming Funding Battle

WASHINGTONPOST – August 23, 2017: The conflict between President Trump and Congress escalated a day after he threatened to shut down the federal government over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall as well as targeted opponents in Congress, aggravating tensions as a difficult legislative agenda looms.

Trump is now at odds not only with Democrats, who cemented their objections to funding the wall Wednesday, but also with Republicans, who must reconcile his brash rhetoric with the governing realities of Congress.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) played down the prospect of a shutdown, telling reporters Wednesday that even if the wall debate remains unresolved, Congress probably would pass a stopgap extension of funding to prevent a lapse when the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

“So I don’t think anyone is interested in having a shutdown,” Ryan said at a tax policy event in Oregon. “I don’t think it’s in our interest to do so.”

The shutdown threat is a response to the leverage granted to the minority party in the Senate. …Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) said Trump would be responsible if the government shut down over the impasse. …

“If the President pursues this path, against the wishes of both Republicans and Democrats, as well as the majority of the American people, he will be heading toward a government shutdown which nobody will like and which won’t accomplish anything,” Schumer said in a statement. …“Obviously no one wants a government shutdown, but if Charles E. Schumer thinks it’s more important to hold up a bill that does what the American people elected their government to do, then let’s have that debate,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio). …Dent, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, …“It would be nice to know exactly what we we’re talking about and how much money,” he said. “If you’re asking me if it’s worth shutting the government over $1.6 billion, I think that would be a mistake. It would be very bad for the country, terrible politically, and completely counterproductive.” Link: Read Complete Article

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