No Deal To End Government Shutdown As Negotiations Continue In Washington

No Deal To End Government Shutdown As Negotiations Continue In Washington

No Deal To End Government Shutdown As Negotiations Continue In Washington

The aide said no progress was made and no further meetings of the group were scheduled. "It's actually stronger", Trump said at Camp David.

In a bid to force Democrats' hand, Trump has said that he is considering declaring a national emergency to begin wall construction without congressional approval.

"Where is the emergency?" the Washington Democrat said on ABC's "This Week".

"So that's a nonstarter", Schiff said on CNN.

After the meeting, he was asked if he had considered using emergency presidential powers to bypass congress. It does not affect a 2.6% pay increase for USA troops that was passed as part of the massive defense spending bill Trump signed in August.

Some GOP senators up for re-election in 2020, including Cory Gardner of Colorado and Susan Collins of ME, have voiced discomfort with the shutdown in recent days. Collins and others are also up for re-election in 2020 from states including Colorado and North Carolina where views on Trump are mixed.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would pass new legislation next week to try and reopen the federal government, a quarter of it has been closed for 15 days.

A longtime critic of the Republican leader, she was once arrested for heckling the then-candidate during his White House run.

Trump is demanding over 5 billion US dollars in border security to deliver his signature campaign promise to build a wall along the USA southern border with Mexico, which has been strongly rejected by Democrats. Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides). But two Democrats familiar with the meeting gave a different take, saying the White House had not provided the budget details they had requested and again declined to re-open government.

"This shutdown could end tomorrow and it could also go on for a long time", Trump said.

Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Sunday morning, Trump said he understood the predicament facing hundreds of thousands of federal workers who are not receiving their paychecks.

The funding bill passed by Democrats on January 3 included $1.3 billion for border fencing and $300 million for other border security items including technology and cameras. The president spends most of his time talking about how we're not spending enough on national security.

President Donald Trump is demanding $5.6 billion to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico but Democrats in control of the House of Representatives this week passed a bill to reopen the government without providing additional funding for the wall.

Mr Trump tweeted there was "not much headway made" in talks with Democratic Party representatives on Saturday.

"We're looking at a national emergency because we have a national emergency", Trump told reporters on Sunday, per a pool report.

He said the federal workers who have been told to stay at home or are working without pay would want him to "keep going" and fight for border security. The White House said money was not discussed in depth, but the administration was clear about the need for a wall and the goal of resolving the shutdown all at once, not piecemeal.

More discussions are planned for Sunday.

Pelosi has been cautious about whether her new Democratic majority would ever impeach Trump, but at least two of her members are ready to move forward.

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