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coming up wednesday morning, tom swan to come up vice chairman the problem solvers caucus discusses the upcoming budget deadline of tax reform. then pennsylvania republican congressman, tim murphy, cochair of the congressional mental health talk talked about mental health policies. president and ceo on healthcare options for members of congress. watch c-span's "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on wednesday morning. >> joining us is stephen who covers congress for the washington times. thank you for being with us. the talks continue to avert of friday government shutdown. where do things stand? >> you had negotiations going on in capitol hill from all sides. the top members of the appropriations committees in both the house and senate involved in the negotiations.
right now a surprising number of ocean open issues. at least half a dozen from fairly big to somewhat big open issues that they're still trying to nail down. it's one of the situations where until everything is agree to nothingness agreed to. >> one of the issues off the table, president trump said funding for the border wall will wait till later this year. how significant was the? >> from democrats it was a major breakthrough. probably stepping back a little bit two weeks ago democrat said we need to see cost-sharing payments. money for that needs to be included in this bill. that was a new demand. it had been percolating a little bit. there's litigation the house republicans filed on this issue and has been hanging out there for years. the democrat said we need to see that money put into the spending bill. that was a new autho offer ther. you can look at the wall as the
white house retaliation a response a if you're going to ask for your obama care payments were going to ask for the wall. the white house had for a long time not been pushing the wall and then last week said the wall is an important ingredient we need to see money for that. they have backed off of that. the next thing to watch for is of democrats back of the obama care assistance. we see not a little bit today with lawmakers including chuck schumer, the top democrat in the senate refusing to draw long and saying they would not accept a bill without the cautionary money in there. and i believe the number two ranking democrat in the house has said something similar. they're not trying those lines are two weeks ago they were. both sides seem to have come off a very big sticking point that leaves us with cost-sharing issue hasn't been finalized the way the wall has, but it's one
of the issues that looks like were getting resolution. >> with regard to the negotiations, who is at the table? who are the key people you're watching? >> one of the things schumer said was they wanted to get the president out of the negotiations. he said president trump and his team were not particularly helpful and offering the wall demand late last week. now that trump is out as the top members the top republican and democrat on the appropriations committee who are most involved in writing the deal. >> host: clearly the funding of the wall issues a big development. there been talk about lawmakers trying to delay for another week to give congress time. more time to negotiate the details how like is that? >> i don't rule that out.
you judge by the verbiage that the leaders are using. earlier today there say we hope to have a deal in the next few days. without a deal the next few days we hit the deadline. if they're still talking about negotiating over the next few days then i don't know if it's likely but i would not rule out the fact that we have to do short-term continuing resolutions to bridges to a longer deal. there's plenty of precedent for that. looking at what the house had with president obama over the past five or six years that happen regularly. they would narrow in on the issues and get close to a deal but not reach a final agreement. or not be able to brief all their members. they needed to present it to their members so they would pass a short-term bill to bridge that gap until they could get a bigger deal. >> host: is either party prepared to on a government
shutdown? >> this is a big issue. part of the reason why president trump had to back down from that insistence on the wall. he had not done a very good job selling the details of that to capitol hill. yet democrats and some republicans saying the president never justified that proposal. given he was unable to sell th that, the wall was never going to get in. >> host: is probably worth pointing out that were here today in part because of a pre-election agreement between democrats and republicans for short-term cr. what happened back in the fall of overseen this week? >> the deadline for getting that annual spending bills done is september 30. the fiscal years october 1 through september 30. they're supposed to have 12 different spending bills done, can't remember the last time we've had all 12 of them done.
usually maybe one or two done by that deadline and then they pass continuing resolution to bridge until they can get things done. as of last september they passed a continuing resolution to get to december waiting for the end of the election. they figured they will come back around christmas and finish out the fiscal year 2017 bills. after president trump won the election his administration said we want a say in what's happening. so republicans will have complete control over the process it would be better if you punted until the new year and give us a chance to get involved. that is why we are nearly seven months through the 12 month fiscal year is still working on stopgap funding. the other thing you asked about the blame for the shutdown, it's important to, if you trace back where we have been for the past
56 years, democrats are convinced that no matter what happens if there's a shutdown whatever the democrats role as, republicans will take the blame for shutdown. republicans took all the blame for the 2013 shutdown. they have hurt themselves over the past few years by being unable to get enough agreement on their own troops to be able to pass spending bills and needing democrats to sign on to these bills. giving democrats leverage. democrats, although the minority both chambers and don't have the white house, their sole power of obstruction is through the center and the ability to use a filibuster to deny passage of bills. they're able to leverage that in way of not seen before. it's incredible to see how much power they have in the minority. all because republicans went through the 2013 shutdown and offered a few different chances where look like we're on a the brink of a shutdown over immigration, republicans over a
barrel. >> host: once through these negotiations the next round of budget talks will begin immediately. based on what you're hearing, what you think will happen this week? what's your best estimate? >> i think we do end up with a couple of short-term bills to get us into next week. what the details of short-term bill or will have to wait and see. there are a lot of issues undecided based on what the leaders are telling us. we often get to this point you have one or two big sticking points. if democrats are backing off of the obama care cost-sharing and there some indication of that and trump has backed off of the wall, those are the two big things hanging out there. you think that should've cleared the path but it hasn't happened yet. >> stephen, thank you for your time.
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