Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced legislation over the weekend that would effectively ban potential government shutdowns in the near future; saying a Democrat proposal would “make sure we never have another shutdown again.”
Chuck Schumer: "I am announcing today that I am supporting legislation that will make sure we never have another shutdown again." pic.twitter.com/F4ZcpmtQ5C
— The Hill (@thehill) January 28, 2019
“I am announcing today that I’m supporting legislation that will make sure we never have another shutdown again. And if the President and Congress can’t reach an agreement, federal workers are still paid at the levels they have always been paid,” said Schumer.
“We can pass that legislation, it will mean above all that federal workers will not be hurt again and will also eliminate the incentive for anyone to use the shutdown as a tool to get what they want,” he added.
Watch Schumer’s comments above.
BAD VACATION: Trump Slams Top Democrats for ‘Celebrating Shutdown’ in Puerto Rico
President Trump didn’t mince words when commenting on the Democrats’ recent trip to Puerto Rico Monday; saying he was in the nation’s capital “all weekend” while liberal lawmakers were “celebrating” the shutdown on a tropical beach.
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 14, 2019
“I’ve been here all weekend. A lot of the Democrats were in Puerto Rico celebrating something. I don’t know, maybe they’re celebrating the shutdown. We have a very big crisis on the border. Everybody knows it, they know it,” said the president.
“The Republicans are rock solid, we’ve got to take care of our border. Many of the people that aren’t being paid right now are in total agreement with us,” he added.
Watch the President’s comments above.
CRITICAL SITUATION: Trump Summons Leaders to Situation Room for Budget Showdown
President Trump summoned congressional leaders to the White House’s Situation Room Wednesday; demanding Democrats and Republicans fully fund his border security initiatives and re-open the federal government.
“President Trump plans to hold a highly anticipated border security meeting with congressional leaders in the Situation Room on Wednesday afternoon, Fox News has learned — choosing a setting meant to underscore the urgency of the border problem,” writes Fox.
The federal government effectively shutdown December 22nd after congressional Democrats called the president’s border wall funding a “non-starter” in budget negotiations.
The high-stakes meeting comes just hours before Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives, when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is widely expected to become the next Speaker of the House.
Read the full report at Fox News.