OK, I know. Who wants to talk about that right now?

But here we are, again, in the final days of April and the president and his congressional aides are engaged in a last-ditch effort to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown.

Meanwhile, Trump is threatening to veto a stopgap spending bill that would fund the government for four weeks. Our continuing resolution is the only one that won’t cause a government shutdown in September.

So, why does this make such a difference? We can safely start the economy in June. I’m going to leave it at that.

Some believe that it’s a cynical joke, at best.

I can tell you that my boss and I are doing all we can to convince him that this is a very, very serious and high stakes negotiation.

What good would it do if the U.S. Senate simply backed down in our fight for middle class health care and gets the government funded into September? If the U.S. Senate follows the Republican position, the government won’t get back to work in June.

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