Trump should respond to CR logjam by putting wall back in, don’t pay federal workers during government shutdown

April 28, 2017, Fairfax Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement in response to the Congress enacting a week-long continuing resolution through May 5:

“Given Chuck Schumer’s overplaying his assumed veto over all pieces of legislation, President Trump needs to double down on the continuing resolution now, and put the wall back in and defund sanctuary cities while he’s at it. When Schumer predictably shuts down the government over the wall, then President Trump should make it clear that non-defense, non-security federal workers who are laid off will not be paid. If there is no consequence for shutting down the government, then Democrats will continue extorting Republicans on every continuing resolution that comes up throughout the entire Trump administration.”

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