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Senate Democrats threaten government shutdown amid Trump budget wishlist

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edited March 2017 in Society

Senate Democrats threaten government shutdown amid Trump budget wishlist

From Fox News

By Brooke Singman

Published March 13, 2017

Senate Democrats who have long-fought Republican attempts to shut down the government over budget disputes are now threatening to do exactly that.  

Democrats said they will block any attempts to include President Trump’s proposed border wall – or other far-right agenda items – in the $1 trillion spending package expected to be announced this week. And, they said, they are not opposed to shutting down the government if Republicans insist on including it.

The warning letter, written by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Senate Democrats, was addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It warned against funding the U.S.-Mexico border wall and other “poison pills” that could be hidden in the budget plan—such as defunding Planned Parenthood, rolling back environmental regulations and allocating additional funding to the Pentagon.

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."


  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    What does everyone think the outcome of this will be? A economically devastating stalemate? Surrender on the wall? Some sort of shady compromise within the one-party-two-systems arrangement the District of Columbia?
    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
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