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Pay raises frozen for Pence, Cabinet members until shutdown is over

Pay raises frozen for Pence, Cabinet members until shutdown is over

US President Donald Trump has vowed to maintain a partial government shutdown until he receives funding for his border wall - but time may not be on his side, an analyst told RT.

After the meeting, he was asked if he had considered using emergency presidential powers to bypass congress.

Democrats have offered Trump $1.3 billion in new funding for border security, but not for a wall, which they say is an immoral, ineffective way of controlling border access to thwart illegal immigration. "It may be better", he said.

However, even though she received criticism from both fellow Democrats and GOP leaders, Tlaib's office defended her anti-Trump comment saying the congresswoman was elected to "shake up Washington, not continue the status quo", while taking a swipe at President Trump, claiming he's "completely unfit to serve as president".

United States President Donald J. Trump speaks to the media as he departs the White House headed to Camp David on 6 January 2019.

Mulvaney said that Trump would "take a concrete wall off the table" in negotiations with Democratic leaders if that would help end the shutdown.

Speaking on Fox, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that a national emergency to build a wall was certainly a possibility that was being analyzed.

"It'll be discussed", he said on NBC.

Sunday's negotiating session will follow a two-and-a-half hour meeting Saturday between Pence, senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and staff for House and Senate leadership.

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Kate has been photographed out hunting on several occasions, with English reporting that the duchess even owns her own shotgun. Meghan broke off contact with Thomas after he participated in staged paparazzi shots ahead of her wedding in May.

"I really do firmly believe they think they're winning the PR battle and they're willing to drag this out because they think it hurts the president", Mulvaney said. Campbell attached a video of Trump reiterating his call for a border wall, despite zero support from House Democrats to support the marquee plan.

Talks to end the partial shutdown will resume later on Sunday local time, with the stalemate now in its third week, affecting some 800,000 federal workers.

Trump is demanding any funding to keep the federal government operational also include $5.6 billion to begin building a $23 billion a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Trump has asserted that he could relate to the plight of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without paychecks for the moment, though he acknowledged they would have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall.

Pelosi says she doesn't like the profane language used by one of her new members, but she says it's no worse than what Trump himself has said.

Visitors to Smithsonian museums, among Washington's most popular tourist attractions, were being turned away during the shutdown, as were visitors to numerous nation's federal parks.

The House then passed a bill including funding for the wall, when the Republicans still had a majority there, but they could not get the necessary 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate. She called the debate over using steel versus concrete "bizarre".

Ms Pelosi said after the failed talks on Saturday that her party would introduce piecemeal bills aimed at reopening certain government agencies, starting with the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department. "Not the other way around", Mr Hoyer said.


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