Trump Calls Democratic Bluff: Won’t Sign Bill to Fund Gov’t Without Wall Money – R. Cort Kirkwood

December 20, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

It appears that President Trump recovered his courage and will, indeed, refuse to sign a bill to continue funding the government past December 21 if he does not get $5 billion to help build a wall to stop illegal immigration.

Trump had promised to remain firm, saying he’d be proud to shut down the government. Then yesterday, he suggested he would sign a bill to fund the government and would get his wall another way.

But today, at a meeting with GOP members of the House, after the Senate passed a funding bill last night, the president again put down an ultimatum: no wall funding, no bill signing to avoid a shutdown.

Source: Trump Calls Democratic Bluff: Won’t Sign Bill to Fund Gov’t Without Wall Money

Lawmakers boost war spending as the wars wind down

March 24, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

The 2016 House and Senate budget proposals for war spending that moved toward a congressional floor vote this week were loaded up with tens of billions of dollars more than the Defense Department requested, representing the largest increase lawmakers have attempted to add to the executive branch’s requests for such funds.

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