By | Associated Press | 3 months 2 weeks ago | topstories
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' top two Democrats say they've accepted a White House invitation for a face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday in hopes of resolving troublesome issues blocking a government spending deal.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement Monday that they hoped Trump would go into the meeting with an open mind, rather than dismissing the possibility of a deal ahead of time.
Democrats abruptly backed out of a planned meeting last week after Trump attacked them on Twitter.
Schumer and Pelosi said Congress and the Trump administration need to reach a budget deal to increase money for defense and domestic priorities, deal with children's health, border security and the thousands of young immigrants brought here illegally as children.