Government shutdown looms on Saturday

Government shutdown looms on Saturday

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at the Tuesday briefing, Sept. 25, 2018, (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Photo © 2018 Doug Christian/TMN)

ON THE HILL WITH DOUG CHRISTIAN

CAPITOL HILL – A partial government shutdown looms Saturday if Congress and the President can’t reach a budget deal. President Donald Trump has declared that he would own a shutdown if $5 billion isn’t earmarked for his border wall in FY2019.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is looking for cooperation this holiday season:

(Audio: Mitch McConnell looking for a “Christmas miracle”.)

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer puts the onus for cooperation on the President and Majority Leader:

(Audio: Schumer says Democrats are putting forth two options that can pass Congress if the President will accept one. He noted that the Trump administration hadn’t spent the money earmarked for the wall last year.)

The last word on these negotiations come from the President who tweeted Monday:

Doug Christian, Capitol Hill

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