Skip to comments.GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts — and default
Posted on 06/16/2019 12:50:38 PM PDT by Hojczyk
with a new House Democratic majority with its own priorities leaves the sides much farther apart than they were at this point in last years budget process, which ended in a record-long government funding lapse. At the time, Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress, but negotiations stalled over funding Trumps immigration priorities.
Trump and Congress face a trio of difficult budget issues. Congress must pass, and Trump must sign, funding legislation by Oct. 1 to avoid a new shutdown. They need to raise the federal debt limit around the same time, according to the latest estimates. Failure to do so would force the government to make difficult decisions about which obligations to pay, and could be considered a default by investors, shaking markets and an economy already showing some signs of alarm.
And by years end, they also need to agree on how to lift austere budget caps that will otherwise snap into place and slash $125 billion from domestic and military programs.
House Democrats have gone their own way on spending bills without Republican buy-in, putting a massive $983 billion appropriations package for the Health and Human Services Department, the Pentagon and other agencies on the floor at spending levels Senate Republicans and the White House would never agree to. A bipartisan agreement in the Senate that helped Congress make unusual progress passing spending bills last year up until the dispute over the wall has not been resurrected this year, and the Senate Appropriations Committee has not yet passed a single spending bill.
And it all comes against the backdrop of an intensely partisan debate over impeachment and a looming presidential campaign, which Shelby called collateral issues that only compound the difficulty of reaching agreement.
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We would be better of if we got rid of Congress....
Send everything back to the states
except defense....that way The swamp would drain with no money to steal
The Republican’s weakness and willingness to betray their platform is going to cost them greatly in this.
Sorry but I stopped reading when I saw Washington Post.
The Left plays the GOP like a drum.
I love Trump but I hate the GOP.
Trump gets it. The GOP never will. The GOP are the Left’s useful idiots.
Trump has no say in the budget....all he can do is veto it...
He can request things only has veto power
I reject the WaPos premise. Pelosi is the one with a problem.
I read the headline, and before I even checked to see which paper it was from, I already new it was the Washington Compost. Recognizing their style of headline, without actually knowing who published it, is so easy, even a caveman could do it.
I read somewhere the Obamacare website alone cost MORE than president Trumps entire border wall.
I wish DJT despised the GOP as much as I do.
Happens every budget cycle .... the republicans take the blame for what democrats do
FAKE, FAKe, FAke, Fake, fake story. Then there was Papa Bear, and Momma Bear and Baby Bear...Then it was too hot.....
Someone remind me. How long did we go with NO BUDGET AGREEMENT
When Obama was flailing around playing president?
Interesting article here
THIS IS THE DEMOS RESPONSIBILITY.
DOES WASHPO THINK WE ARE STUPID OOOR ARE THEY STUPID.
How are the Republicans in disarray when the dems own the House??
Thanks republicans for screwing Trump and America last year. But that was your mission all along, wasn’t it? Disable and impede Trump until the democrat part took over the house.
Now you can go back to telling us how important is it for us to vote in Republican majorities again.
Not a reason in the world to raise those austere budget caps!
“I reject the WaPos premise. Pelosi is the one with a problem.”
Yes, she is facing the stone wall intrepidity of the Senate GOP. They will force her back into reality by refusing all of her terrible impulses and standing with Trump.
LOL, I want some of what you’re smoking.
I like it.
“Sorry but I stopped reading when I saw Washington Post.”
You are not by yourself.
Between the worthless left wing polls, other fake news, and a resurgence of rabid TSDers, it is becoming a waste of time to come here.
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