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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (R) speaks next to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a news conference on President Trump's first 100 days on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - RC19E1623B10
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On Trump’s debt ceiling deal

Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, discusses the deal President Trump made with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to provide $15 billion in disaster aid, keep the government open until December 8, and extend the debt limit until December as well. Reynolds, addressing that the deal was made mostly on Democrats’ terms, evaluates the other options that each political player had available to them and predicts what the budget process will look like this fall.

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