Today President Trump met with the House and Senate Minority Leaders at the White House to discuss a path forward to fund the agencies currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR) past next Friday night, December 21st. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) offered passing the six remaining appropriations bills that the House and Senate can agree on and to pass a CR for the Department of Homeland Security (which would include CBP) for the remainder of the current fiscal year. Schumer also proposed a CR for all of the remaining appropriations bills as a back-up alternative. During the meeting, which essentially devolved into a shouting match between the three leaders over differences in immigration priorities, the President said, “I am proud to shut down the government…I will be the one to shut it down.” There was no agreement or framework announced for addressing funding after the 21st. Continue reading “Update on FY19 Government Funding”
Update on government funding for Fiscal Year 2019 for agencies currently operating under a Continuing Resolution.