"Vote for the debt ceiling for me", Treasury chief Steven Mnuchin pleaded with Republicans on Friday at a closed-door meeting at the Capitol, according to several lawmakers. The Senate passed the legislation Thursday. Voting on the debt limit is politically toxic for Republicans, and the deal will make the GOP vote twice ahead of next year's midterm elections.
After Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Trump administration would rescind DACA, Pelosi said that she planned to call the White House to tell Chief of Staff John Kelly that immigrants protected by DACA were scared.
Conservatives have demanded budget cuts in exchange for any hike in the debt limit, and they were unhappy with a deal that combined more than $15 billion in disaster relief with the less palatable debt increase.
The United States Congress summoned the courage this morning to ensure that the basic functions of American government will continue for another three months.
"One thing we agreed on, we agreed very much on a strong military".
Thornberry, a Texas Republican, said after the vote that he's done voting for continuing resolutions due to their harm to the military, and that outweighed his support for the Harvey aid. "The [American] people wanted somebody to be a leader", Sanders said.
"They didn't do it, so now we have a big deal with [Democrats] holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval".
Sam Nunberg, a Republican policy analyst and former advisor to Trump 2016 presidential campaign acknowledged the president's strained relationship with GOP leaders, but said it was "boneheaded" for him to deal with Democrats. Many conservatives there are reluctant to vote to increase the debt limit without taking any other steps to curb federal spending. Rand Paul (R-KY) to make $15 billion in foreign aid cuts; the vote was 87-10 against. Hudson said some members directly asked Mulvaney to explain statements and actions he made in the past.
Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said he couldn't remember a president ever showing such a level of disrespect to leaders of his own party.
"The President can speak for himself, but his feeling was that we needed to come together, to not create a picture of divisiveness at a time of genuine national crisis", he told reporters.