tv Minority Leaders Schumer Pelosi After Oval Office Meeting CSPAN December 12, 2018 4:20am-4:30am EST
we have a lot of people want the job can chief of staff, so we'll be seeing what happens very soon. we are in no rush. we are in no rush. why? because we have wonderful chief of staff right now. we are in no rush. over a period of a week or two, maybe less, we will announce who it's going to be but we have a lot of people that want the position. thank you very much, everyone. uh reporters outside the white house. ms. pelosi: good afternoon. we just had a a meeting of which you saw the introduction to, but coming out of the meeting we can say that as i mentioned to the president, the president has the white hous senate, he has of the house of
representatives all in republican control. he has the power to keep government open. instead, he has admitted in this meeting that he will take responsibility. the trump shut down is something that can be avoided, that the american people do not need at this time of economic uncertainty. people losing jobs, the market in the mood. it's a luxury the trump shut up as a logic the american people cannot afford. we told the president, our distinguished senate leader will talk about two proposals we make to the president after he makes those proposals i will tell other statement that a to the president. : okay.umer the bottom line is simple. the president made clear that he wants a shut down. his position, if he sticks to his position for $5 billion wall, he will get no wall and he will get a shut down. the bottom line is very, very simple.
and that is, we want border security, we offered him border security, but americans know that the wall, not paid for by mexico anymore, is not the way to border security. and the experts say that. we offered the president two ways to avoid a shut down. first, pass the six other appropriations bills that have been agreed to by democrats and republicans, and to a one-year extension of the homeland security bill by what's called the cr, which is funds the same way it funded it last year. or do a one-year cr for all seven remaining appropriations bills. we gave the president two ways, each of which would get a majority of votes in the house and 60 votes in the senate and
would avoid a shut down. we hope he'll take it. because a shut down hurts too many innocent people. and this trump shut down, this temper tantrum that he seems to throw, will not give him his wall and it will hurt a lot of people because he will cause a shut down. he admitted he wanted that shut down. it's hard to believe that he would want that. ms. pelosi: unfortunately, the president chose to shut down the government that we have a trump shut down as a christmas present, a holiday present to the american people. i told the president that the new house of representatives, when it convenes, will pass what mr. schumer suggested here, the distinguished senate leader suggested in terms of passing the six appropriation bills that are agreed to in a bipartisan way and have continued resolution until september 30, for the homeland security bill. during which time we can discuss these issues further. i told the president that what
happened, we would send it to the senate. he says we can pass in the house his bill, right now in the house . have the votes in the house to pass whatever his agenda is with that wall in it. we are telling them we'll keep government open with a proposal that mr. schumer suggested. why doesn't he just think about it? in fact, i asked him to pray over it. mr. schumer: one final point -- no, no, no. stop. okay? one final point. the $1.3 billion that we gave him last year for border security, no wall, but border security, less than 6% of it has been spent. they haven't even spent last year's money and now they are demanding much, much more this year. go ahead. we are just put it questions on this subject only. reporter: madam speaker, given what we saw in there, the bickering, the back-and-forth, what does it say about your
ability to work with this president over the next two years? posey: i told the president as i said over and over again this new card will be something different from the congress we have now been it will a congress of transparency so that the american people can see, not passing a tax bill with $7 trillion impact on the economy in the dark of night speed of light and nobody can see what it is without hearings or any expert opinions on it. it will be about transparency. it will be about reaching out, extending the hand of friendship to work in a bipartisan way to find common ground where we can stand our ground, as thomas jefferson said. we didn't come here to divide , we came here to unify. and we extend that hand of friendship to him, which he seemed to like that course of
action. if he does not accept that and a -- the hand of friendship, we still will be who we are, dignified, respectful of the institution that we represent in the congress and honoring the vision of our founders. i thought it was unfortunate. you want to know if it was more productive behind the scenes. i hear some of the reporters saying, well, fox reporters think why do we not want transparency in this discussion? we didn't want to contradict the president when he is putting forth figures that had no reality to them, no basis in fact. if we're going to proceed in all this, of evidence-based, factual, truthful information about what works and what doesn't. i didn't want to in front of those people say you don't know what you're talking about. mr. schumer: and one other thing, the president, the president said things are working quite well at the border. we want to give him the same thing last year.
if they are working well last year, it should work well this year. he shouldn't shut down the government. thank you, everybody. let's go. thank you. [shouting] announcer: when the new congress takes office in january, it will have the youngest most diverse freshman class in recent history. new congress, leaders. watch it live on c-span starting january 3. here is some of our live coverage wednesday. on c-span, the final version of the farm bill is expected to come to the house floor. members will continue negotiation on federal us pending. urrent government
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