House and Senate leaders meet in Capitol Wednesday with Trump administration officials to try to revive negotiations on a halted fiscal 2020 spending agreement.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and President Trump's Acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, will huddle with senior Senate and House leaders, including speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., And Senate Mitch McConnell, R-Ky's majority leader. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., And other senior executives are also expected to attend.
The group will seek to agree to lift the budget ceilings imposed by the 201
In an interview, Shelby showed hope that the two parties could reach an agreement after weeks of delay.
"We're talking tomorrow," said Shelby, as he was looking for a Senate vote on Tuesday.
Mulvaney and Mnuchin had sought a separate congressional vote to raise the country's debt limit, but leaders in both parties say it should be part of a caps agreement. 19659002] Both Republicans and Democrats largely agree to raise caps for both military and domestic budgets, while Mulvaney, a former member of Parliament seeking to reduce federal spending, has resisted increasing capabilities.