Congress has until December 7 to pass seven remaining appropriations bills; reaction and analysis from radio talk show hosts Garland Nixon and Dom Giordano.
President Trump on Friday told a national law enforcement conference that Democrats are “playing games” with funding for border security, amid gridlock on Capitol Hill over his call for a border wall.
“Congress must fully fund border security. … We have to get this done, but they’re playing games, they’re playing political games,” he said at the Missouri conference. “I actually think the politics of what they’re doing is very bad for them. But we’re going to very soon find out.”
Trump put pressure on Democrats hours after signing a stopgap spending bill to fund the federal government for two more weeks, averting a shutdown this weekend. The measure gives lawmakers a short window to work out their differences, which have centered on the debate over border wall funding.