Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, will soon be furnishing the President’s calls on border wall funding along with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
According to some of the Republican MPs, Trump’s attention on issues like immigration and border wall and continuous lingering talks on the budget deal might worsen it or even cause another government shutdown.
As per the recent reports, President Trump is again asking for $5 billion more for the border wall funding and as a result, curbing the federal spending and increasing the upper limit of the debt.
According to the Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby and other Republican Senate members, limiting the federal budget and augmenting the debt ceiling is a risky move and might adversely affect the government, leading to the probable chances of the government shutdown.
Mick Mulvaney and Steven Mnuchin are bothered about political backfire that might occur incase Trump finalizes a deal with the Democrats, which wold further result in recording rise in the budget of the non-defense sector.
Previously, Trump played his hand when the Defense Department provided a contract for $1 billion from their budget for the construction of the border wall.
As per the scrutiny of the two-year deal between Trump and Congress, they fear that if Trump signs a deal with the Democrats that would result in the increase in the expenditure by almost $350 billion.
Speaking about the border wall funding $5 billion will be deducted from the allocated President’s 2020 budget of the Department of Homeland Security.
Many Republicans have come forward in opposing Mulvaney as he is determined to support the deal favored by Mitch McConnell and Richard Shelby.
An anonymous Republican lawmaker in regards with the border wall said, “Did Mulvaney ever vote for a spending bill in the House? I don’t think so.” Another Republican lawmaker said that Mick Mulvaney and the White House are cautious of the criticism if the spending bill highly increases the debt.
He said, “You also have to get the House Republicans on board so they won’t denounce what the Senate does. Nobody really thinks about that. If they come out against it, then you’re going to have the conservative media say it’s a terrible deal.”
Following the Trump’s high priority demand of $5 billion from the fund allocated to Department of Homeland Security, it certainly looks like that the government is no longer willing to work upon the improvement of matters of interest in the United States.
Also, the efforts of Mick Mulvaney to support the demands of the President, once again proves that Trump believes to never change his stance and do whatever he can to emerge as a winner of 2020 elections and increase the number of his few remaining conservative supporters.