Trump ally urges GOP leaders to delay funding battle in sign of confidence for November: Report

Russell Vought, the director of the Office of Management and Budget while former President Donald Trump was in office, has reportedly urged Senate Republicans to delay this year’s funding battle to 2025 in an effort to wait until a second Trump administration, according to Axios.

The move might indicate an early effort to clear the way for Trump to fire off policy actions if he beats President Joe Biden in November.

Senate Minority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD), GOP Steering Committee chairman Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), and other Republican senators attended the lunch. 

Some senators pitched policy priorities that could come to fruition if Trump wins the presidency.

The gist of the meeting is that a temporary funding bill could remove distractions among Republicans as the Read more…

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