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Van Hollen Comments on Trump Shutdown Remarks

May 5th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Lawmakers in both parties celebrated reaching a spending deal that would avoid a government shutdown this week, but President Trump took to Twitter  to argue that the country "needs a good shutdown" to fix Senate rules that require him to negotiate with Democrats. The deal struck by Republican and Democratic leaders to fund the government through Sept. 30 includes some of the increased defense spending Trump had requested but not funding for his wall along the Mexican border.  Although he says he has learned not to be surprised by anything that comes from this White House, Maryland U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen called the President’s call for a government shutdown “alarming”…

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