Government could shut down on Trump’s 100th day in office: President’s milestone may be marred if the House Republicans don’t get behind the health bill and Congress can’t agree on a budget

Monday, March 27, 2017
By Paul Martin

President Trump suffered his first major legislative setback Friday when he failed to persuade conservatives House Republicans to go along with his healthcare bill
House leaders have struggled for years to get its most conservative members to go along with legislation to increase the nation’s debt limit or keep the government running
Congress in December passed a bill to keep the government running through April with just hours to spare
The government furloughed 800,000 during a 2013 government shutdown, when GOP leaders couldn’t persuade Tea Party members who wanted to defund Obamacare to back down
Fights over a border wall, health care, or immigration could imperil future stop-gap funding bills

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.S. Political Editor
27 March 2017

President Trump’s failure to persuade a group of conservative House Republicans to fall behind Trumpcare is bringing predictions of another government shutdown.

The president will mark his 100th day in office on April 29, the day that could also be when the government partially shuts down, if lawmakers can’t agree on a budget.

Trump tried to cajole, lobby, and threaten Republicans into backing a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last week, only to have the effort collapse Friday.

His inability to corral of the House GOP is raising doubts about his ability to enact sweeping tax reform – or even keep the government running after the latest funding resolution expires at the end of April.

A shutdown now is ‘more likely than not’ a top Republican with close ties to the White House told Axios.

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