Pelosi, Schumer Say Trump Has Asked for New Meeting

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Congressional leaders will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday.

"The Democrats are really looking at something that could be very unsafe for our country", Trump said.

"They want to have illegal immigrants pouring into our country, bringing with them crime, tremendous amounts of crime", he added.

'We don't want to have that. "The president has given us until March to address the issue of undocumented children who came into the country ... through no choice of their own, and are in a kind of hard spot".

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders have scheduled a summit to begin sorting out their budget differences, top lawmakers and the White House said Monday, as a clash that could produce a partial government shutdown by the weekend hung in the balance.

This will give the GOP and Democrats time to hash out a deal on a funding bill that is expected to include a variety of other issues.

The issue cast then, as now, was immigration. 'They want to have illegal immigrants, in many cases people that we don't want in our country.

The Oval Office sit-down will come after Pelosi of California and Schumer of NY pulled out of a planned meeting on November 28 after Trump tweeted, "I don't see a deal!" At midnight on Friday, the government will have no operating budget; a shutdown is possible. "We hope the president will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can't be reached beforehand". He said Democrats are in an "untenable position" if they push the immigration issue to the point of a government shutdown.

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will also attend the negotiating session and had urged their Democratic counterparts to reschedule it.

"The Senate needs two more weeks?" Conservatives are asking for a commitment leadership does not believe it can give them: a promise to "hold the line" and refuse Senate Democrats' demands for increased spending on non-defense programs.

"We need to reach a budget agreement that equally boosts funds for our military and key priorities here at home including the opioid crisis, pension plans and rural infrastructure", they said.

Meadows and fellow Freedom Caucus leader Rep.

Conservative leaders met with top House Republicans and said they were seeking a strategy to reduce Democrats' budget leverage by quickly approving a full-year budget for the military.

Trump's party will most likely have to work with Democrats on a long-term spending agreement to get a bill through the gridlocked Senate.

Congressional leaders hope to use the two weeks afforded by the stopgap spending bill to work out an overall deal and attach it to another short-term spending bill that would be needed by December 22 to continue federal spending into January.

The House is set to vote on the bill Thursday.

Graves also noted that the House passed it's GOP spending bills eight weeks ago - and the Senate has totally ignored them. The written statement said Trump was glad the two top Democrats had chose to "put their responsibility to the American people above partisanship" and said Trump was anticipating productive talks between "leaders who put their differences aside".

Earlier in the day, Meadows told reporters that conservatives were not keen on creating any "distractions" before the tax legislation becomes law.