Democratic Leaders Pull Out Of Government Funding Meeting After Trump Tweet

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Democratic Leaders Pull Out Of Government Funding Meeting After Trump Tweet

"Meeting with "Chuck and Nancy" today about keeping government open and working", the tweet read.

Rep. Anna EshooAnna Georges EshooDems jockey for position in Judiciary fight Blue Dog Dems weighing support for GOP tax bill Dems call on FCC to investigate Kremlin-run news agency's influence in election MORE (D-Calif.), the author of legislation to require presidents and major-party presidential candidates to disclose their three previous years of returns, said the public should know how and if Trump would benefit from the overhaul.

Schumer and Pelosi said they would meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) instead.

"If the president, who already said earlier this year that 'our country needs a good shutdown, ' isn't interested in addressing the hard year end agenda, we'll work with those Republicans who are, as we did in April", the top Democrats said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on November 28 said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are showing a "lack of seriousness" by declining to attend a meeting with President Trump. I think. We'll see.

"A vote to cut taxes is a vote to put America first again", the president said in St. Louis. John Thune, a member of Republican leadership, said of his Democratic counterparts. Ten months later, these same Americans are saying they don't want to pay more in taxes in order to finance breaks for the wealthy - and Trump and his Republican brethren are choosing not to listen at all. That strikes me as a lack of seriousness about the matter before us, which is the funding of the federal government of the United States for the rest of this fiscal year.

"She wants your taxes to go up, she's weak on crime, she's weak on borders, she's weak on illegal immigration and she's weak on the military", Trump said in a speech at the St. Charles Convention Center. Poor Ryan and McConnell relegated to props. Mr. President, it's time to stop tweeting and start leading.

Back at the White House, with empty seats beside him featuring name tags for Schumer and Pelosi, Trump addressed the media. Mr. Trump struck a fiscal deal with Mr. Schumer and Ms. Pelosi in September, taking Republicans by surprise. Lawmakers would like to pass a spending measure to fund the government through the rest of the 2018 fiscal year, which goes through September 30.

G. William Hoagland, a former Republican staff director for the Senate Budget Committee, warned, "When Republicans control the House and Senate and the White House, a government shutdown under their watch just looks like they can absolutely do nothing". We have the highest business tax rates in the developed world, and they have driven jobs and opportunities overseas.

Another issue is the Children's Health Insurance Program, which has had broad bipartisan support since it was created in 1997. Trump and Republicans are blaming Democrats for being "petty".

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