Trump meets with congressional leaders forward of supervision appropriation deadline

President Trump met with congressional leaders Thursday from both parties in the House and Senate at the White House to plead the issue of supervision appropriation forward of the Friday deadline to fund the government.

“We’re all here as a very friendly, well-unified group,” Mr. Trump pronounced forward of the meeting, adding that it’s a “well-knit together organisation of people.”

Mr. Trump was assimilated at the White House by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California.

“We wish we can come to an agreement,” pronounced Schumer. “Funding the supervision is intensely important.”

Pelosi identified the opioid epidemic, veterans issues, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as issues Democrats would like addressed in the appropriation bill.

McConnell pronounced he’s attending the assembly to “reach a bipartisan agreement to finish out the year.”

Afterward, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told the pool that the assembly changed from the Oval Office to the Situation Room where they are all receiving an refurbish on the U.S. military from Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

Returning to Capitol Hill from the meeting, McConnell said, “We had a good assembly and concluded to keep on talking,” but stopped brief of observant any deals were reached. “I wouldn’t contend that but it was a good assembly everybody wants to get to an outcome.”

Pelosi and Schumer expelled a corner matter afterward.

“We had a prolific review on a far-reaching accumulation of issues.  Nothing specific has been concluded to, but discussions continue,” they said. “Democrats continue to press for movement on the urgent, bipartisan priorities before Congress: to strengthen the inhabitant invulnerability with relation for the domestic budget, to fund veterans and the fight against opioids, to residence CHIP and Community Health Centers, to save Americans’ involved pensions, and to pass the DREAM Act.” 

Funding for the supervision expires on Friday and Republicans are formulation to bring a two-week spending magnitude to the building on Thursday to equivocate a shutdown. House GOP appropriators expelled the stability fortitude (CR) on Saturday morning, which would fund the supervision by Dec. 22.

In sequence to lift spending levels for the military and domestic programs for a longer-term spending deal, both chambers have to strech an agreement to lift spending boundary set by a 2011 law. 

CBS News’ Alan He contributed to this report.


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