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Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:08 AM

Mulvaney: Trump & Pelosi can still work together, but an infrastructure deal is likely not happening

Trump and Pelosi can still work together, but an infrastructure deal is likely not happening, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says

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Jacob Pramuk
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White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have to work together even though efforts to pass an infrastructure plan are probably “done.”

He says they will have to cooperate on raising the debt ceiling, passing a budget and approving the USMCA trade deal.

Pelosi says she is “done” with talking about Trump because he wants to divert attention away from critical issues.


White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney thinks efforts to strike an infrastructure deal with congressional Democrats are probably “done” after talks blew up last month.

Still, he said Tuesday that President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have to cooperate on pressing issues in the coming months — from passing a budget to approving trade agreements.

“But we will have to work with them on the spending matter. So there’s a bunch of stuff we’ll do. It’s just the infrastructure,” Mulvaney told CNBC’s Eamon Javers at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation fiscal summit.

The White House official also said “we’re trying to work with” Democrats on passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Pelosi and members of her caucus have showed skepticism about ratifying Trump’s replacement for NAFTA amid concerns about how it would affect labor and environmental protections, as well as pharmaceutical prices.

The president and Pelosi have endured a rocky relationship in the months since the California Democrat started her second stint as House speaker. While they hoped to cooperate to overhaul U.S. infrastructure and slash prescription drug prices, they have managed to work together on little beyond the basic functions of keeping the government running.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/12/mulvaney-says-infrastructure-dead-but-trump-pelosi-can-work-together.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:13 AM

1. One guy....messes the whole 200+ year form of govt up, and we all suffer.

Nancy doesn't bargain w threats, and hostage taking, as negotiating tools. Sounds like the gop rank and file voter has to suffer too. No infrastructure hurts all of us. How you like him now gop?
Interesting in light of Rachel Maddows expose on elaine chao last night and her holdings in asphalt and gravel companies, she was supposed to divest from over a year ago.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jun 12, 2019, 10:28 AM

2. mulvaney and pelosi are working together with the peterson foundation to save social security

"we had to destroy the villiage in order to save it." unnamed army officer at ben tre viet nam

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