Top US Democratic leaders have accepted a White House invitation for a meeting with President Donald Trump over the government spending deal.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi said in a joint statement that they would travel to the White House on December 7 for a face-to-face meeting with Trump and GOP leaders to discuss the temporary spending bill running out the next day and possibly leading to a government shutdown.
The two leaders said in the statement that the Trump administration needed to reach a deal to increase money for defense and domestic priorities.
“We’re glad the White House has reached out and asked for a second meeting. We hope the President will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can’t be reached beforehand,” the two Democrats said.
“We need to reach a budget agreement that equally boosts funds for our military and key priorities here at home…