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- Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, held a joint press conference on Thursday evening.
- “President Trump is throwing a temper tantrum and creating a Trump shutdown,” Schumer said.
- A partial government shutdown is looming — nine federal agencies may not be funded going in to the holidays — if a funding bill is not passed by the end of Friday.
- The conference came shortly after Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis submitted his letter of resignation over the president’s decision to pull US troops out of Syria.
- Trump signaled this morning that he won’t sign a bill if it does not include roughly $5 billion in funding for a wall at the southern border.
- On Thursday night, the House of Representatives passed a stopgap bill that includes $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall. It’s unlikely to pass the Senate.
Democratic leaders, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, held a joint press conference on Thursday evening, following the announcement of Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ resignation.
- Nobody likes workers being forced into unpaid leave before Christmas, but if it’s government employees, conservatives aren’t as concerned
- Congress is preparing to kick the fight over Trump’s border wall down the road and narrowly avoid a shutdown mess
- The government shutdown clock is ticking, but Trump is still digging in over his border wall