The following is an excerpt from Mark Niquette | May 7, 2017 | Bloomberg.com |
If it takes shutting down the U.S. government to fix a broken budget appropriations process, that’s acceptable to the White House, said budget director Mick Mulvaney.
“This president is willing to think outside the box and do things differently around here in order to change Washington,’’ Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation’’ on Sunday. “If that comes to a shutdown in September, so be it.’’
Mulvaney was asked about President Donald Trump’s Twitter message on May 2 that “Our country needs a good ‘shutdown’ in September to fix mess!’’ following the agreement on a $1.1 trillion bill to fund the government through the end of September. The fiscal 2018 budget must be approved by October 1.
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