AshLee Strong, Doug Andres
WASHINGTON—This afternoon, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement.
“We have important work to do, and Democratic leaders have continually found new excuses not to meet with the administration to discuss these issues. Democrats are putting government operations, particularly resources for our men and women on the battlefield, at great risk by pulling these antics. There is a meeting at the White House this afternoon, and if Democrats want to reach an agreement, they will be there.”