To President Trump’s call for a “good shutdown” of the government. . Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) responded that “our country needs a White House shutdown”
As suggested by Trump a “good shutdown” in September would fix the “mess” in government.
He tweeted that “The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there!”
“We … either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%,” adding “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!”
Congress is poised this week with approving a deal to fund the government through September.
The first major bipartisan legislation of Trump’s presidency, which comes after lengthy negotiations, is the funding package.
The compromise has been praised by Trump’s budget chief, on Monday, who warned the Republicans skeptical of it to consider their alternatives
Can you imagine how different this bill is from the bill that President Obama would have signed?” was said by Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget at an off-camera briefing with reporters.
“We got more money for defense”,continuing “We got more money for border security. We got more money for school choice.”
“Everything that we got in this deal last night lines up with the president’s priorities. I think it’s great that the Democrats like this bill.”
A shutdown of federal agencies over contentious issues, along with Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border was averted with the deal.