The clock is ticking towards September, when a new budget must be signed or the Government will shut down. Trump has promised that he will not sign a budget that doesn’t have funding for The Wall. But it sounds like that’s unlikely to make it in what Congress sends to his desk.
Most Senate Democrats supported $25 billion for border wall funding in exchange for a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young undocumented immigrants in February, but they are unlikely to agree to such a large sum anytime soon absent much broader immigration reform. And the House’s last-ditch immigration efforts have been upended by Trump’s initial comments dismissing a compromise bill written by GOP leaders, conservatives and more moderate Republicans.
Will Trump refuse to sign a budget bill sent to him by a Republican Congress and unilaterally shut down the government less than 50 days before the mid-term elections?