Trump Mum on Bill to Keep Government Open

Trump Mum on Bill to Keep Government Open

The White House has not said whether President Trump will sign a bipartisan spending agreement that shaped up Monday to stop another government shutdown. Administration officials said Tuesday they want to first see the legislative text, which is still being finalized.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) urged the President to sign it, but some conservatives insist the compromise doesn’t do enough for border security; similar criticism emboldened President Trump to back away from a compromise in December, setting the stage for the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history.

About 25 percent of the federal government is currently running on a stopgap spending bill that expires Friday night.

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