Top Democrats Who Skipped WH Meeting Are 'All Talk, No Action'

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Ellis SchumerGOP should reject the left's pessimism and the deficit trigger Fallon: Trump's empty seats photo probably reminded him of his inauguration Congress should represent Americans - not illegal aliens MORE (D-N.Y.) said negotiators were making progress in talks to prevent a government shutdown before President Trump weighed in on Tuesday morning.

Two committee Republicans had said they were considering voting against the measure, but were reportedly persuaded after meeting Trump, who is said to want the bill on his desk before year's end.

Hours after North Korea launched its longest-ranging intercontinental ballistic missile test to date, USA president Donald Trump addressed the nation from the White House, scolding Senate Democrats Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) for not meeting with the President and Republicans on Tuesday afternoon.

In an earlier statement, the two Democratic leaders said that instead of meeting the president, they meant to negotiate directly with their Republican counterparts in an attempt to avert a government shutdown next month.

"We don't have any time to waste in addressing the issues that confront us, so we're going to continue to negotiate with Republican leaders who may be interested in reaching a bipartisan agreement", the Democratic leaders said in a joint statement.

If it happens, I would absolutely blame the Democrats.

They said, "We believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead".

"I think we have tremendous support", Trump said, adding that Republicans are "in a very good position".

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Two hours later, Mr. Schumer and Ms. Pelosi struck back.

After Trump tweeted he didn't see a possible deal with Democrats, Democratic leaders backed out of a meeting with the president.

Schumer and Pelosi were swift to jump on Trump's tweet in their response.

The list of issues is longer than immigration, the border wall and health care.

That time, Republicans controlled just the House while Democrats held the Senate and the White House, and voters blamed them for trying to dictate the outcome of the spending fight. But to do so, party leaders need to come to a deal to lift strict caps on spending that were imposed in 2011.

Congress has until December 8 to pass a spending bill to avert a government shutdown and Senate Republicans are expected to bring their tax bill to a vote this week. The Trump administration and defense hawks in the Pentagon want to raise defense spending to over $600 billion. Now in control of all three levers, Republicans would suffer even more from a shutdown, Democrats said. "They're not showing up to the meeting". But they can't solve them if they're not talking to each other. And Democrats want to reach a deal regarding that program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, as part of the year-end negotiations.

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