Fearful Of A Trump Government Shutdown, GOP Lawmakers Box Him In On Spending Bills

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A bipartisan spending compromise reportedly reached by Republicans and Democrats proves one thing: One of the only times GOP lawmakers will defy Donald Trump is when their jobs are on the line—and their jobs are on the line.

If Trump vetoes it, he would force a shutdown — which would include a shuttering of some Pentagon operations. [...]

But negotiators said in a rare public meeting that the finalized package would largely strip out partisan language favored by House Republicans. That means lawmakers rejected attempts to defund Planned Parenthood or destabilize Obamacare, as well as a slew of other perennial conservative riders.

Fearful of a Trump government shutdown, GOP lawmakers box him in on spending bills