And, they said, they are not opposed to shutting down the government if Republicans insist on including it.
The warning letter, written by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other top Senate Democrats, was addressed to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It warned against funding the U.S.-Mexico border wall and other “poison pills” that could be hidden in the budget plan—such as defunding Planned Parenthood, rolling back environmental regulations and allocating additional funding to the Pentagon.
“We believe it would be inappropriate to insist on the inclusion of such funding in a must-pass appropriations bill that is needed for the Republican majority in control of the Congress to avert a government shutdown so early in President Trump’s Administration,” the letter read, addressing the bipartisan budget agreement reached in 2015 that set spending levels for defense and non-defense programs.
The letter said including any “poison pill riders” in the bill will have severe consequences.Read more at FoxNews