House Democrats have a plan to re-open government

House Democrats have a plan to re-open government

"The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn't given her water in days", Trump wrote. "I'm not willing to do that".

"What we know is that it's working", he said. "We're not going to do $25 billion and a DREAM Act with a pathway to citizenship".

Mulvaney told Fox last week that the administration had shown movement on the latest $5 billion demand for border security.

Democrats will include that $1.3 billion in the measure they plan to pass on Thursday.

Trump spent Monday morning taunting Democrats on Twitter, urging them to "come back from vacation now" as he remained at the White House.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Schumer spokesperson provided this readout of that meeting: "The Vice President came in for a discussion and made an offer".

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said Sunday that President Trump's strategies heading into 2019 are very beneficial to Americans.

"The president's position has been unreasonable to the extent that somebody can understand what his specific position is", Costello said.

Democrats refuse to give him the money.

- Senate compromise revived: Lawmakers could revive a deal reached in August by Shelby and top Appropriations Committee Democrat Patrick Leahy to provide $1.6 billion for border barriers, including about 65 miles (105 km) of pedestrian fencing near the Rio Grande River. Where are they now?

Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything.

The fundamental political obstacle to a deal is that both sides are convinced the standoff benefits them politically.

- Federal employees working without pay and those now furloughed got their December 28 paychecks under a decision by the White House budget office because pay reflects work before December 21.

The chief of staff said he and senior security advisers met to convince the new President to stay the course in the war-torn nation.

He has remained out of the public eye since returning early Thursday from a 29-hour visit to USA troops in Iraq, instead taking to Twitter to attack Democrats.

The bill will not include the amount of money requested by President Donald Trump for constructing a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, The Washington Post reported. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell said he will not bring a vote to the floor unless the President has endorsed it.

The partial government shutdown is an unwelcome gift for the new Congress, which opens January 3 with the House and Senate politically split.

"To be honest, it's not a wall", Mr Kelly said, adding the mix of technological enhancements in the President's new preferred design resulted from conversations with law enforcement professionals on the ground.

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday that not all of the barrier he wants to build along the Mexican border would be a concrete wall he has long called for.

Chief of Staff John Kelly, who is as of today outgoing chief of staff, got in his last licks against Trump Sunday in an interview published by the Los Angeles Times.

They intend to hold the vote on Thursday when they take power but the president has threatened not to sign any measure that doesn't fund his wall and the Senate has said they will not take up any legislation that Trump won't sign - a signal the stand off will continue.

In a burst of early morning tweets, the president said the alternative to funding his controversial wall project would be total separation from Mexico - including making USA vehicle companies pull out their factories based on the other side of the frontier.

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