White House Threatens to Veto Standalone Bills to Fund Gov’t: Legislation Without Border Agreement ‘Unacceptable’


The White House is threatening to veto four spending bills which were passed by the House — saying that President Donald Trump will not sign the legislation without “a broader agreement to address the border crisis.”

The threat was made in a letter issued by the Office of Mangement and Budget (OMB). In the correspondence (which can be seen in full below via USA Today’s Gregory Korte), the White House suggested strongly (and by strongly we mean that the text was underlined) that the legislation will not be signed without an agreement on border security.

“If [the bills] are presented to the President, his advisors would recommend that he veto [them],” the letter reads.

The veto threat comes amid word that talks on Capitol Hill between President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) broke down Wednesday afternoon.

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