US Democrats act to end government shutdown

Trump digs in on Day 12 of shutdown, calling a border wall timeless, not antiquated -- like the wheel

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, for their part, said not all barriers are created equal and Mr. Trump's "big, attractive wall" idea would in fact be "expensive and ineffective".

But she suggested that Democrats don't plan to budge from their refusal to allocate wall money. It has to do with a wall is an immorality between countries. Does anybody have any doubt that we are not doing a wall?

"We're not doing a wall".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, reiterated today that the Senate will only take up Government spending legislation that Trump supports.

The House voted 239-192 to pass the first government spending bill, H.J. Res. 1, which would reopen the Department of Homeland Security through February 8 to allow time for continued talks on the border wall. Rice voted for Stacey Abrams, a Democrat who lost a close race for Georgia governor in November. Funding for the wall has been the sticking point in passing funding bills for several government departments.

Late on Thursday, the House passed two Democratic bills to immediately reopen government agencies for varying lengths of time, despite a White House veto threat. The vote was 241-190. Battle lines are drawn not just between Democrats and Republicans but within the parties themselves, splintered by their left and right flanks.

As he lobbies for money for his long-promised border wall, Trump keeps talking up other barricades.

"I didn't reject it out of hand".

"It doesn't make sense to compare" the two, said Bier, pointing to the difference between a home break-in and migrants trying to seek asylum. "This will give everyday Americans a lot more confidence that all the other things we have on the agenda are going to be done in a way that really meets their expectations and responds to their priorities".

"If they knew they couldn't come through, they wouldn't even start", he said at the meeting, joined by Cabinet secretaries and top advisers, including Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. You can call it a barrier. Trump said ahead of his White House session with the congressional leaders that the partial shutdown will last "as long as it takes" to get the funding he wants. "The Shutdown is only because of the 2020 Presidential Election", he tweeted.

"I hope they don't win the election".

Schumer had previously said he was only willing to provide the $1.6 billion for border security that can not go to the construction of a border wall.

"This is in no way a vote against the leadership; this is a vote against austerity economics that has caused great harm to middle-class and working families", Khanna said in an interview Wednesday.

Meadows said he's reached out to the Democratic principals and received responses but did not elaborate. In this case, it was by winning back the Democratic majority and amassing the votes for the speaker's job.

'(We) will call upon the bold thinking needed to address the disparity of income in America, which is at the root of the crisis of confidence felt by so many Americans, ' she said. "We're negotiable in what kind of structure that is".

"We were hopeful that we could get more of a negotiation", said McCarthy.

Trump says the wall is crucial to curbing irregular immigration.

Top congressional Democrats are calling on President Donald Trump to back bills that would reopen the federal government, declaring that he was using the American people as "hostages" in the fight for a border wall.

"One dollar, yeah, one dollar", Pelosi said, smiling.

Credit rating agency Moody's said the shutdown would cause minimal US economic and credit market disruption but there could be a more severe impact on financial markets and the broad economy if the closure is protracted.

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