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Trump hints at border wall action around State of the Union

Trump hints at border wall action around State of the Union

"We keep talking and try to understand where he is and try to work it out".

She also said that she was open to negotiating on other points, such as border technology, but Trump has said for weeks that he wouldn't agree to anything without funding for the wall, making Pelosi's supposed openness to negotiation ring hollow. The House and Senate formed the conference committee with the goal of reaching a deal on border security before the next shutdown deadline of February 15. Trump has signaled that a peace deal would allow the United States to withdraw troops from Afghanistan after 17 years of war triggered by the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress holds the national purse strings and approves major expenditures of taxpayer funds.

He told The New York Times that talks between the parties over the wall are a "waste of time". At other times, however, he says he will only accept a wall.

The president repeatedly said portions of wall are already being constructed based on money that Congress did approve in 2017 and 2018.

Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaks during a weekly news conference January 17, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

"Well, we have very strong legal standing", he said. With a Diet Coke sitting on the Resolute Desk, Trump did not explicitly state that he would declare a national emergency to build the wall, saying, "I've set the table".

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"Just digging your heels in and saying, 'You're not getting a dime to replace, to fix or, God forbid, to expand the over 600 miles of fencing, barrier and wall that already exist is pure spite on Nancy Pelosi's part", Rivera said on "Fox & Friends" Friday. "Because the only thing that works for security and safety for our country is a wall". "He took those away and then he said 'I'm going to give these back to you temporarily if you give me a wall'".

Timothy Ballard, CEO of Operation Underground Railroad and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen listen as President Trump speaks during an event on human trafficking in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Feb. 1, 2019, in Washington. That's $234 million more than the bipartisan Senate bill from previous year, but almost $1.1 billion less than Trump wants.

What's more, it would restrict any remaining unobligated funds from being used to build "physical barriers" in certain areas near wildlife refuges and historical parks. "It's going to get built one way or another", Mr. Trump told reporters.

Within CBP accounts, House Democrats would zero out the $1.6 billion to build 65 miles of new fencing in the Rio Grande Valley that 10 of the Senate panel's 15 Democrats previous year voted for.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said Friday she believes a bipartisan solution to the border security situation could have enough support to survive a presidential veto. This money can be transferred to her presidential campaign, but much of it is expected to be spent in the primaries. Representative Henry Cuellar, a Texas Democrat, said some new fencing could be possible if local authorities can control where it goes. I don't think Democrats want border security.

The Democratic measure, totaling nearly $22 billion for U.S. Customs, the border patrol, and immigration agents, would significantly increase spending for scanners at ports of entry, humanitarian aid for apprehended migrants, and new aircraft to police the U.S. -Mexico border.

The president hasn't made clear to Republicans the details of his position, complicating negotiations.


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