Democrats to Block Spending Bill to Fund Government

The Associated Press reports today that the top two Democrats have plans to block a spending bill to fund the US government. Without funds allocated from the spending bill, the government will run out of money next week. Referring to President Donald Trump’s promise to build a border wall, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said, “If the president stepped out of it, we could get a budget done by Friday”. It was not clear from the report if Senator Schumer had an alternative solution to protecting the US southern border with Mexico.

The report went on to state that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA) said that while Trump had promised during his campaign to build the barrier, “He did not promise that he would take food out of the mouths of babies” and cut programs for seniors, education and the environment to pay for it. She called the wall an “immoral, ineffective, unwise proposal.” It was not understood from the report what food would be taken out of the mouths of which babies. The report did not mention if Representative Pelosi had a solution to protect the southern border of the US.

AP report found here.

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