Trump, Dems reach deal on short-term funding
President Trump has reached a deal with congressional Democrats to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling through Dec. 15.
The deal, reached Wednesday at a White House meeting between congressional leaders from both parties and Trump, would attach both measures to a House bill aiding communities hit by Hurricane Harvey.
“We essentially came to a deal, and I think the deal will be very good,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday.
He added that “so we have an extension, which will go out to December 15th. That will include the debt ceiling, that will include the CRs, and it will include Harvey.”
Democrats were the first to announce the deal, which appeared to come despite some objections from Republicans.
“In the meeting, the president and congressional leadership agreed to pass aid for Harvey, an extension of the debt limit, and a continuing resolution both to December 15, all together,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a joint statement.