President Trump tweeted Sunday that the GOP should change Senate rules to pass a funding bill to end the government shutdown without Democrats' help. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), however, has never shown enthusiasm for this "nuclear option." He promised Saturday night to call a vote by 1 a.m. Monday at the latest on a temporary funding provision to re-open the government until Feb. 8 as spending talks continue. Moderates in both parties reportedly support the measure. Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) complained Saturday that Trump's involvement in spending talks is impeding possible progress. "Negotiating with this White House is like negotiating with Jell-O," Schumer said. "It's next to impossible."
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