The interim cabinet chief of the White House, Mick Mulvaney, did not rule out another partial closure of the Administration in the US this Sunday. as of February 15, the deadline for a bipartisan congressional committee to reach an agreement on the funds of the Department of Homeland Security.
“A closure of Administration is still technically on the table,” Mulvaney told Fox News Sunday, who recalled that US President Donald Trump will not sign a pact he finds “unacceptable.”
“Let’s say that the left wing of the Democratic Party prevails in this negotiation and they propose a bill with, say, zero money for the wall or 800 million, an absurdly low number How can Trump sign that? “he added.
The last partial closure of the Government, which began on December 22, left a quarter of the Administration paralyzed for 35 days after Trump demanded more funds for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.
Finally, Trump yielded to popular pressure and signed a decree that endowed the Administration with funds until February 15, with no money for the wall, allowing its reopening after the longest partial closure in US history.
During these three weeks, a bipartisan committee with members of the Lower House and the Senate is negotiating a solution so that the partial paralysis does not happen again.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress disagree with Trump’s request to provide $ 5.7 billion in funding for a wall on the US-US border. and Mexico.
However, the president of the US House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, assured Thursday that she is confident that the White House and Congress will soon reach an agreement to avoid another partial closure of the Administration before the date. limit.
The agreement to reopen the Administration on January 25 was a victory for the Democratic opposition, which had been strongly opposed to financing the wall on the border.
For its part, the leader of the Republican majority in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, was then satisfied that the Democrats and Trump reached a pact, after several Republicans publicly stated that it was necessary to reopen the Administration.
The paralysis hurt 800,000 of the 2.1 million federal workers, who did not charge while the government remained closed, although they did receive their salaries after the reopening. (EFEUSA) .-