“Our Republican colleagues I give them a lot of credit — Mitch McConnell — we worked very well together — Leader Pelosi, Speaker Ryan as well,” Schumer said, adding the names of the Democrats and Republicans in both chambers responsible for leading on appropriations. “We all worked as a team,” Schumer said. “And we came up with a very good solution for the people here. “But it shows we Democrats want to work with our Republican colleagues,” Schumer said. “And when they work with us, it’s great.” “Unfortunately the president did not play much of a role — much of a positive role — in these budget negotiations, but hopefully, that may change because the results have been so good and so fine,” Schumer said.