Trump Says He’s ‘Extremely Unhappy’ With Spending Agreement, Still Predicts No Shutdown
February 12, 2019 / Eric Katz
President Trump on Tuesday voiced his discontent with a bipartisan agreement struck by congressional negotiators to avoid a partial government shutdown later this week, but still expressed optimism that agencies would not be forced to once again close their doors. Leaders from both parties in the appropriations committees in both chambers of Congress announced they had reached an agreement Monday night, but could not say whether Trump would support it. Staffers are currently finalizing the details and writing the legislative text of the measure, which will set funding levels for the Homeland Security Department and the agencies in six additional outstanding spending bills.