The leadership wants to keep the Government running above all….
Attempts by different factions to get other things is being resusted according to reports….
Republicans leaders are crafting a must-pass bill that will likely infuriate both conservatives and President Trump’s base.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are expected to move legislation that will keep the government funded until December and raise the nation’s debt limit high enough to last beyond the 2018 midterm elections without funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall or significant spending reforms favored by conservatives.
GOP leaders in the Senate will sweeten the deal by adding billions of dollars for Hurricane Harvey relief, but that won’t mollify the right on and off Capitol Hill. Yet, this type of measure will attract bipartisan support and probably have enough backing to get to Trump’s desk later this month.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn(R-Texas) said Tuesday that the upper chamber will seek to attach legislation raising the debt limit to a Hurricane Harvey relief bill that the House is expected to approve on Wednesday. But that sets up a possible conflict with House GOP leaders.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has indicated the House bill providing relief to communities hit by Harvey would not include language raising the debt ceiling.
Senate leaders are assuming that Trump will sign the legislation into law instead of risk a government shutdown or a credit crisis that could imperil the government’s ability to pay its bills.
“These are the president’s immediate priorities: pass disaster relief, prevent a default, fund the government. They are my immediate priorities as well,” McConnell told colleagues on the Senate floor Tuesday.
“We have to get all three of these things done, and we have to do it very quickly,” he added…..
With Hurricane Iram pressing down on the South and Eastern coast’s Federal disiater relief spending is gonna grow times ten or a hundred….And a Government shut down would be somethinbg unacceptable ….Share on Facebook