A White House meeting between President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE and Democratic congressional leaders has been postponed, according to a senior Democratic aide.
The sit-down, which was scheduled for Tuesday with House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSen. Ron Johnson hoping for Democratic 'gridlock' on reconciliation package Virginia race looms as dark cloud over Biden's agenda Biden struggles to rein in Saudi Arabia amid human rights concerns MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden's Supreme Court commission ends not with a bang but a whimper Hispanic organizations call for Latino climate justice in reconciliation Senate to vote next week on Freedom to Vote Act MORE (D-N.Y.), was put on hold because of the funeral arrangements for President George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday night.
The 41st president will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol this week, with a Capitol ceremony scheduled for Monday and funeral services at the National Cathedral set for Wednesday.
Trump, who has been demanding money for his border wall, was expected to discuss government funding with Pelosi and Schumer ahead of a Dec. 7 spending deadline.
Congressional leaders are in talks to pass a short-term spending bill, though they have yet to settle on a length. Democrats prefer just a one-week stopgap, while Republicans want a two-week patch that would push the funding deadline to right before Christmas.
Trump signaled to reporters over the weekend that he would be willing to sign a continuing resolution (CR) to give Congress time to deal with Bush’s passing.