President Trump said the Senate better get funding done or not go home…
It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is a workaholic and requires little sleep – the man is always working, and since he became president he is driven to implement his America first agenda. So it should as no surprise that he endorsed the idea that the Senate should not get an August break if they fail to move a funding bill forward.
“The Senate should get funding done before the August break, or NOT GO HOME,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Congress faces a deadline at the end of September to pass another funding bill and the president will not be happy if there is talk of a break and it’s not done. Congress either has to pass major legislation or rely on a continuing resolution to push the funding battle pass the election.
But Trump signaled that he wanted full funding for his budget priorities and approval of his nominees, which the Democrats have been staling.
“Wall and Border Security should be included,” he wrote. “Also waiting for approval of almost 300 nominations, worst in history. Democrats are doing everything possible to obstruct, all they know how to do. STAY!”
A growing number of conservative members of congress are making the same pitch to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Breitbart reported.
“If Congress hasn’t passed a budget and regular appropriations bills by August, they shouldn’t be able to go on vacation,” said Sen. Joni Ernst in a Joint Select Committee hearing on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform.
The Senate should get funding done before the August break, or NOT GO HOME. Wall and Border Security should be included. Also waiting for approval of almost 300 nominations, worst in history. Democrats are doing everything possible to obstruct, all they know how to do. STAY!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2018