Meet The Swamp: Donald Trump Punts September Agenda to December After Meeting With Congressby CHARLIE SPIERING
Sep. 06, 2017
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President Donald Trump met with Congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the many pressing issues facing Washington, D.C., in September.
But instead of planning to pass any long-term funding, the president appeared willing to punt his big agenda items to December and focus on passing Hurricane relief funding.
Trump met with House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
In a joint statement after the meeting, Pelosi and Schumer signaled that Trump had made a deal.
“In the meeting, the President and Congressional leadership agreed to pass aid for Harvey, an extension of the debt limit, and a continuing resolution both to December 15, all together,” Schumer and Pelosi said in a statement after the meeting. “Both sides have every intention of avoiding default in December and look forward to working together on the many issues before us.”
Trump signaled after the meeting that he was willing to move quickly to raise the debt ceiling for a three-month extension.