Congressional leaders respond to Oval Office meeting on budget negotiations

Congressional leaders respond to Oval Office meeting on budget negotiations

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talks to reporters at his weekly briefing Tuesday after meeting with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to negotiate the president's insistence that the budget must include $5 million to pay for a border wall. (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian/TMN)
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY )(Photo ©2018 Doug Christian/TMN)

ON THE HILL WITH DOUG CHRISTIAN

CAPITOL HILL – Congress responds to the Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said budget negotiations continue:

(Audio: Mitch McConnell says the meeting was a “rather spirited meeting” and later, that Congress doesn’t want a shutdown.)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gave a recount of the meeting:

(Audio: Schumer reads from the script of President Donald Trump calling for a shutdown and discusses the two options, both involving passing a one-year Continuing Resolution (CR).

Schumer asks:

(Audio: Schumer asks Leader McConnell to step in.)

Sen. Schumer characterizes the Oval Office meeting this way:

(Audio Schumer)

Sen. Schumer details two options that could pass Congress with these budget negotiations:

(Audio: Schumer details two CRs.)

Doug Christian, Capitol Hill

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