A bipartisan solution to the shutdown is a ‘futile effort’ without Trump’s blessing

US President Donald Trump addresses the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 14, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

 

A bipartisan working group is trying to create a compromise to end the record-breaking partial government shutdown. Any product they produce will have to get President Donald Trump’s seal of approval or will face a veto. Most Republicans are holding the line on ensuring there is enough border security in any agreement that is to Trump’s liking.

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan working group of senators have formed to try to hash out the details of a solution to what has now become the longest government shutdown in US history.

But even as the small group of Senate Republicans and Democrats begin putting their heads together, they have to contend with the fact that whatever product they produce must have a guarantee from President Donald Trump that he would sign it, in addition to appeasing an equally stubborn House led by the newly powerful Speaker Nancy Pelosi.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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