Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears Economy adds 1.4 million jobs in August, unemployment falls to 8.4 percent McConnell uncertain over stimulus deal MORE (R-Wyo.) mentioned Sunday that he wouldn’t put it previous Home Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears Hillicon Valley: Pentagon reaffirms decision to award JEDI contract to Microsoft | Schiff asks officials for briefing on election security threats Schiff asks intel officials to brief House panel on election security threats MORE (D-Calif.) to politicize a deal to avert a authorities shutdown.
“I’ll imagine it after I see it,” Barrasso mentioned on Fox Information’s “Sunday Morning Futures” in reference to a casual deal between Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinSunday shows preview: Election integrity dominates as Nov. 3 nears House Democrat offers measures to block Trump’s payroll tax deferral The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Washington reacts to scathing Trump military story MORE to cross a clear invoice to fund the federal government. “It is not past Nancy Pelosi to play politics with this.”
“We’ve been at this level earlier than, the place Democrats simply need to add extra money to the federal debt, with extra spending. We have to finish authorities shutdowns completely,” Barrasso added. “I’ve launched laws with numerous my colleagues, the Finish Authorities Shutdown Act, in order that there would by no means be a authorities shutdown once more.”
Pelosi and Mnuchin final week agreed to a clean continuing resolution to avert a shutdown on the finish of the month.
“We do imagine that we’ll be capable to get funding to keep away from a shutdown,” White Home press secretary Kayleigh McEnany instructed reporters Thursday. Mnuchin and Pelosi agreed to “work to keep away from a shutdown and hold the federal government open, and that one of the best ways to do this is a clear CR [continuing resolution],” a supply accustomed to the talks instructed The Hill the identical day.
Whereas the period of the brand new persevering with decision shouldn’t be set in stone, Mnuchin instructed Fox Information’s Bret Baier on Sunday that the deal would probably fund the federal government till December, at which level Congress would wish to return for a lame-duck session to cross one other invoice. The settlement means the persevering with decision is unlikely to be tied to coronavirus reduction.