Trump To Meet With Congressional Leaders To Avoid Gov Shutdown

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump will meet with congressional leaders next week to work out a deal to avoid a looming government shutdown, Politico reported Wednesday.

Trump will meet Tuesday with House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to hash out a short-term funding agreement to fund the government past Dec. 8.

Politico reported that Pelosi has been pushing for a fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Trump ended by the end of the year. The president has asked for a permanent legislative fix to the program, but Republican senators want that to occur in 2018.

Republican Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker told The Daily Caller last week that a DACA fix is “less of a priority for the rest of the year than getting the tax cut done.”

Pushing back any potential amnesty is supported by immigration hawks. Frank Sharry, executive director of the pro-amnesty America’s Voice, recently told the Wall Street Journal, “Delay means defeat and we are not going to stand for it.”