No problem to shut down government

No problem to shut down government

No problem to shut down government

The U.S. government said in court filings on Thursday that it lacked the technical capability to quickly provide states with information about children separated from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border under President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy toward illegal immigrants.

The president's suggestion puts him at odds with members of his own party in Congress, where many Republicans are facing tough re-election fights this November. Government funding is now set to expire at the end of the day on September 30, leaving lawmakers just 11 legislative days to negotiate an agreement.

Republicans said they were surprised by Trump's threat Monday that he would "have no problem doing a shutdown" if Congress didn't approve additional border security funding.

Acting Chief Carla L. Provost of the U.S. Border Patrol says, "We do not leave our humanity behind when we report for duty". President Trump ultimately signed Congress' spending bill into law the following month - albeit begrudgingly.

When asked about conditions in family detention centres, he said, "I think the best way to describe them is more like a summer camp", adding that the facilities include soccer fields, an abundance of food and water, and medical care.

Democrats and some Republicans have objected to some of the changes Trump seeks.

Trump returned to the idea after a meeting at the White House last week with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., where they were said to have agreed on the way forward on government funding for the budget year that starts October 1.

On Monday, he reiterated that the Senate is taking steps toward "funding the government in a timely and orderly manner", saying the Senate would be finishing up a package of budget bills this week. Rand Paul, R-Ky., caused one lasting a few hours to protest spending increases in a two-year deal over budget caps.

Venting about press, Trump has repeatedly sought to ban reporters over questions
He added that he would consider a visit to Washington but noted there must be "necessary conditions", without further explanation. Interfax quoted Mr Putin as saying he is ready to visit Washington "if the appropriate conditions are created there".

US President Donald Trump returns to the White House holding his granddaughter Arabella's hand after spending a weekend in Bedminster, NJ on July 29, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Congressman Steve Stivers, a Republican from OH, downplayed the possibility of a shutdown in a TV interview on Sunday, saying: "I think we're going to make sure we keep the government open". Because Trump's wall was funded during the current fiscal year, it would continue for the length of the extension. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who chairs the panel overseeing funding for transportation, housing and related programs. "I certainly don't like playing shut down politics", Sen.

"This is a wall of shame, and we don't want any part of it", Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting said.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation" that it would be unhelpful to shut down the government just before elections "so let's try and avoid it".

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The Republican president said on Sunday he would allow the federal government to shut down if Democrats do not fund his border wall and back immigration law changes, betting that maintaining a hard line will work in Republicans' favor in November congressional elections.

Democrats have long opposed financing the wall but don't have enough votes by themselves to block House approval of that amount. They do, however, have the strength to derail legislation in the closely divided Senate.

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