Steve Scalise

Pres. Trump pushes Congress for increased border wall funding

The clock is ticking for Republicans to secure funding for president Trump’s border wall, before the December 7th deadline. The president will meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis for lunch Tuesday for an update on the migrant crisis at the border. He will then sit down with house Republican leadership, as the possibility of a partial government shutdown hangs overhead.

Pres. Trump: GOP Rep. Tom Reed may vote Pelosi for House Speakership

President Trump cites New York Representative Tom Reed after the Republican voiced support for House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi. In a tweet Saturday the president referenced Reed saying he could get “as many votes as she wants” for her to become speaker of the House. President trump continued quoting Reed saying, she has earned the position but there are those in her party who are trying to take it away.