In order to avoid a second government shutdown, a bipartisan committee of lawmakers was assembled to reach a deal on government spending. They have now announced that their efforts have yielded an “agreement in principle.”
Republican Sen. Richard Shelby shared that, “We reached an agreement in principle between us on all the homeland security and the other six bills.”
Reports indicate that the deal only permits $1.375 billion for border security, a far cry from the $5.7 billion Trump as demanded specifically for a border wall.
Yet when asked if President Trump might accept the deal, Shelby stated that, “the White House has been consulted all along,” implying the deal would pass.
However, Trump supporter and Fox News host Sean Hannity was less than pleased with the projected sum. “I’m getting details. $1.3 billion? That’s not even a wall, a barrier … We will get back into this tomorrow. Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain — look at this crowd, look at the country,” Hannity said on his show.
It will be interesting to see what President Trump makes of the proposal. While at his first rally of 2019, Trump shared that he had only just heard of the decision and not the details.
“They say that progress is being made. Just so you know. Just now just now,” Trump told the audience. “I said wait a minute, I gotta take care of my people from Texas, I got to go, I don’t even want to hear about it, I don’t want to hear about it.”