Trump urges future gov't shutdown, easier passage of laws

Cornelia Mascio
Mag 14, 2017

President Trump on Tuesday advocated for a "shutdown" in the fall, suggesting that it could force a rules change in the Senate to kill the filibuster on legislation.

And Democrats and the pragmatic Republicans who negotiated the bill successfully defended other accounts targeted by Trump such as foreign aid, the Environmental Protection Agency, support for the arts, and economic development grants, among others. "Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!", Trump tweeted.

Mr. Trump's tweets came after media reports saying Democrats were the winners in the negotiations to keep the government open, which resulted in a five-month deal that runs to the end of the current fiscal year.

One wish Trump may get is his wish for new Republicans in the Senate after 2018, as 10 Democrats are running in states he won previous year. "It is truly a shame that the president is degrading it because he did not get 100 percent of what he wanted". "The bill ensures taxpayer dollars aren't used to fund an ineffective border wall, excludes poison pill riders, and increases investments in programs that the middle-class relies on".

"After years of partisan bickering and gridlock, this bill is a clear win for the American people", Trump himself said later on Tuesday at a White House event.

Negotiators reached a $1.1 trillion government-wide funding agreement late Sunday and Vice President Mike Pence said in an interview on "CBS This Morning" Monday that the president signed off on its parameters. "I think what you heard this morning was his sense of frustration over how he's getting mistreated by the Democrats on this bipartisan piece of legislation".

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney echoed the Hill's top Republican in his remarks to reporters on a Tuesday conference call.

"Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess!" he said. I think that's a defensible position, one we'll deal with in September. "We've got a long ways to go between now and September", he told reporters. In a Fox News interview aired Friday, he said, "maybe at some point we're going to have to take those rules on, because, for the good for the nation, things are going to have to be different". He responded that it was Democratic lawmakers who wanted the government to close so they could "make this administration look like it couldn't function".

Trump's tweets today about Senate procedures came after Senate Republicans recently triggered the "nuclear option" to eliminate the 60-vote filibuster threshold for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.

It was during the term of his predecessor that the government shutdown happened last time.

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