The White House has been forced to take a step back amid an outcry from conservatives over President Donald Trump’s executive order that could lead to government shutdowns.
The order that the White House had hoped to roll out Friday was not approved by Congress and would have set up the possibility of an immediate government shutdown.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday announced that the administration is reviewing the order, which is scheduled to go into effect on Saturday.
Spicer said he is working with the Office of Management and Budget to address the issue.
He said the White in the event of a shutdown will continue working to get things done.
Spicer also noted that Trump and congressional leaders are “continuing to discuss the best way to proceed” in the standoff.
He also said the administration remains confident that the president has the authority to act and “will do so.”
“We are committed to doing everything in our power to avoid a shutdown,” Spicer said.
Spicer on Thursday said he believes Trump has the legal authority to shut down the government over his executive order.
The president’s order, signed Friday, allows the Treasury to begin issuing “extraordinary measures” to boost the economy.
It also requires the Department of Labor to start “preventing or delaying the implementation” of the order and requires the Labor Department to begin “conducting the activities” outlined in the order.
The orders would also force the Office to submit reports on the impact of the orders.
Trump signed the orders in a Friday evening signing ceremony at the White Senate Office Building.
The White Senate is located in the Capitol.
The Treasury Secretary, the head of the Treasury Department, and the heads of the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education departments were among those in attendance.
Trump has been outspoken about the orders and its effect on the economy and the nation’s debt.
The Treasury Department had been ordered to freeze certain regulations and agencies over the weekend, and was also ordered to issue an additional $1 trillion in debt relief.
The orders have sparked a backlash from the Whitehouse and other Republicans, who are demanding a shutdown to ensure the economy is healthy and prevent further damage.
While Trump is expected to sign the orders, he has signaled that he wants to work through the issue and avoid a government shutdown, instead saying he is confident that he will prevail.
On Thursday, White House Press Chief Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that she was “still reviewing” the order as she had before.
She said she was also “concerned about the language of the executive order and how it relates to the United States Senate” and “the House of Representatives.”
“As a result, the WhiteHouse is reviewing this executive order, and we are working with OMB and the Treasury on what can be done to ensure it is implemented,” Sanders said.
But Spicer told reporters that the order is “not on the table right now.”
“I think you’ll see a lot more information on it as we continue to work on it,” he said.
Trump’s executive orders on taxes, health care and a national security bill are set to take effect on Friday.