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Immovable Forces Meets Trump's Will: What's the Wall Resolution?

Immovable Forces Meets Trump's Will: What's the Wall Resolution?

As a result of the November elections, however, Democrats will take over control of the House of Representatives when the new Congress is sworn in on Thursday, and they plan to introduce their own funding measure, according to Politico.

Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall while campaigning, but has since insisted on using USA taxpayer funds, even partially shutting down the federal government, to beginning new construction.

"It's simple: The Senate is not going to send something to the president that he won't sign", Stewart said.

On Monday, Pelosi and Schumer jointly announced a Democratic plan to reopen the government. They can come over right now. I spent Christmas in the White House, I spent New Year's Eve now in the White House.

As 2018 comes to an end, Donald Trump phoned into Fox News' New Year show in Times Square to make one last appeal for his border wall. No, we are not giving up.

The president signaled he'd reject their proposal, saying in a tweet Monday: "The Democrats will probably submit a Bill, being cute as always, which gives everything away but gives NOTHING to Border Security, namely the Wall".

"I'm in the White House".

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, tweeted that without funding for Trump's wall, the package is a "nonstarter".

For Democrats, that means they will not put anything on the table beyond the current $1.3 billion for border security.

Monday was the 10th day of the partial government shutdown forced by Trump's demand for a wall. Thus far workers have not missed a paycheck, but that will begin to happen if the shutdown is not resolved soon.

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In an interview with the Los Angeles Times published on Sunday, Kelly said, "To be honest, it's not a wall".

The two parties will have to figure out an agreement, and the senators must be present for a vote on the Senate floor to send a bill to the president to sign and end the government shutdown.

Democrats under Pelosi were all but certain to swiftly approve the package in two separate votes Thursday.

The other package funds the DHS, which is where Trump wants the border wall money to go, but only through February 8. During his run for the White House, Trump insisted Mexico would pay for the wall.

While details on the meeting are still being worked out, it likely will occur Wednesday afternoon and would include a briefing on border security from Homeland Security Department officials, the sources said.

Lawmakers involved in the talks and analysts already since the Trump-Pelosi immigration brawl could keep the Agriculture, Homeland Security, Justice, Interior departments and some smaller federal entities closed indefinitely. He also said security on the border will include multiple parts. He chided Democrats for leaving Washington while he remained in the Oval Office, eager to make a deal. Democrats believe pressure will mount on Republicans as the shutdown drags on, the aide said.

To some degree, both Democratic and Republican aides on Capitol Hill say, that has left them with little idea of what the President would actually support in a final deal.

In a second tweet, he said: "The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall". For his part, the President hasn't publicly endorsed that proposal or any other beyond his initial request for $5 billion.

While most of government is still operating, some 25 percent of discretionary money expired December 21.


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