1. Congress and the Trump administration unanimously passed a short-term spending bill at a cost of just over $300 billion, forcing the White House to accept it, despite a wish to find billions in new money to do more to fight opioids, extend protections for people with pre-existing conditions and prevent a government shutdown.
2. The White House budget director, Mick Mulvaney, wasn’t content to let Congress go home for the summer until its budget was passed. He demanded that the Senate pass a Social Spending Bill — one that would not only fund the government until September 30, but also that would include a controversial expansion of prescription drug prices that the White House is trying to fight. The Senate refused to pass it.
3. Trump called a two-day summit to end the government shutdown, but he failed to give in on his demand for billions to fund his border wall. The president told reporters he expected Schumer and Pelosi to put up a fight in exchange for those billions, but ultimately they wouldn’t. Trump told reporters he expected Schumer and Pelosi to put up a fight in exchange for those billions, but ultimately they wouldn’t.
4. Schumer and Pelosi told Trump they won’t offer him a wall. Instead, they are offering to stop deportation of immigrants, including Dreamers and parents of those immigrants, and give temporary relief to families from nations like Haiti, El Salvador and many African countries that Trump deemed “shithole countries.”