House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Thursday that President Donald Trump would not sign the Senate-passed short-term continuing resolution keeping the federal government open till February.
” The president notified us that he will not sign the costs that came by from the Senate last evening due to the fact that of his genuine issues for border security,” Ryan said to reporters at the White House, after a conference with the president.
Trump consulted with Ryan, Home Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Bulk Whip Steve Scalise along with Liberty Caucus rebels Rep. Jim Jordan and Rep. Mark Meadows at the White House to discuss the financing provision.
Ryan said that he would return to members of Congress to negotiate more border security funding to the expense before progressing on it.
” We want to keep the government open, but we also want to see an arrangement that protects the border,” he said.
Ryan specifically referred to surround security, not wall financing, however recommended that the president was all set to combat for more funds.
Home Bulk Leader Kevin McCarthy, who signed up with Ryan at the White House, stated that there was “still time” to work on adding border security to the costs.
” The president said that what the Senate sent out over is simply kicking the can down the roadway,” McCarthy said. “We want to resolve this problem and we wish to make sure we keep the federal government open.”
White Home Press Secretary Sarah Sanders verified in a declaration that Republican politician agreed with the president about border security.
” We secure countries all over the world, however Democrats are unwilling to safeguard our country,” she said in a statement to press reporters. “We urgently need funding for border security which consists of a wall.”
Congressional Democrats have refused to add more border security to the expense, explaining the president’s demands as a “Trump temper tantrum” that will not sway them.
” Banning the last train out of the station would be a doubling down on his duty for a Christmas shutdown and every American would understand it,” Schumer
Numerous House and Senate Republicans had actually hoped that the president would simply sign the continuing resolution provided by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell allowing members to leave town for Christmas.
A growing number of prominent conservatives and Trump advocates urged the president to stay and combat for the wall financing at the threat of a partial government shutdown.
On Thursday morning, Trump said he was not delighted about Republicans stopping working to keep their pledge about a defend border funding after the midterm election.
” When I begrudgingly signed the Omnibus Bill, I was promised the Wall and Border Security by leadership,” Trump composed on Twitter. “It didn’t happen!”
When I begrudgingly signed the Omnibus Costs, I was promised the Wall and Border Security by management. Would be done by end of year (NOW). It didn’t occur! We foolishly defend Border Security for other countries– but not for our precious U.S.A. Not excellent!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2018