President Trump on Wednesday backed a Democratic plan to avert a government shutdown and default, surprising many on Capitol Hill.
On Sept. 6, 2017, Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he supported a Democratic plan to keep government open through a continuing resolution that would expire Dec. 15. He said he also supports a plan to attach a three-month increase in the debt limit to Hurricane Harvey relief. The comments came after the president met with congressional leaders Wednesday morning.
“We essentially came to a deal, and I think the deal will be very good,” Trump said. “We had a very, very cordial and professional meeting. So we have an extension, which will go out on December 15. That will include the debt ceiling, that will include the CRs, and it will include Harvey.”
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