CONGRESS/GOVERMENT/PAUL RYAN/SPENDING/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday [9-6-18] he has a good understanding with President Donald Trump to fund the government by a Sept. 30 deadline, despite Trump’s comments a day earlier that he would be willing to shut down government if Congress does not provide enough border security funding. ‘We have a very good understanding with the president that we want to get our appropriations done, we want to get as many bills signed into law this month. And we have a very good agreement and understanding that we’re going to keep government funded,’ Ryan, a Republican, told reporters, adding that he is ‘confident’ the understanding will stick. The Republican president made his comments at a meeting with Republican leaders in Congress at the White House Wednesday, saying of a possible government shutdown, ‘If it happens, it happens.’”

Susan Cornwell, “House Speaker says he has understanding with Trump to fund government,” Reuters, September 6, 2018 9:22 am