Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TRUMP CAVES TO DEMOCRATS as They Rejoice at His Border Wall Funding Demand Reversal

Democrats on Capitol Hill applauded reports on Tuesday that President Trump has backed off his demand for funding of a border wall in any new spending bill, signaling that it could pave the way to an agreement before the Friday deadline and avoid a partial government shutdown.
"Last night, we received a bit of good news," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said to open his weekly Tuesday press conference with Senate Democratic leaders. "For weeks, we had been making good progress in negotiating with our Republican colleagues. The president's 11th-hour demand threatened to upend the progress. We're pleased he's backing off."
The New York Democrat said he remained committed to weeding out "poison pill riders" from the bill and praised Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the ranking member on the Senate Appropriations Committee, for leading these efforts.
The Washington Post reported midway through Schumer's press conference that the latest Republican offer includes no new spending toward the funding of a border wall. Schumer declined to comment on "behind the scenes" negotiations.
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