Democrats interrupt Secretary Nielsen, Trump rejects $2.5 border wall compromise

Democrats interrupt Secretary Nielsen, Trump rejects $2.5 border wall compromise

Democrats interrupt Secretary Nielsen, Trump rejects $2.5 border wall compromise

"And that is why on January 3rd, when the new Democratic House majority arrives, we will bring the hope, vision and goals of effective governance back to the forefront". "We had a violent mob rush yesterday - we had a challenge there", McCarthy said outside the White House after the meeting, referring to the 150 migrants who were repelled by tear gas on New Year's Day at the southern border. We want to solve that issue.

Pelosi and Schumer exited the meeting declaring that Democrats would present legislation later in the week to re-open the rest of the government except for the Department of Homeland Security. "And I think at the end of the day, the president, listening to him, he wants to solve this as well", McCarthy said.

Stirewalt said that Trump needs to figure out what he and his administration are willing to give up to end the shutdown altogether.

No one budged at President Donald Trump's White House meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday, so the partial government shutdown persisted through a 12th day over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the USA border with Mexico.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a late Tuesday night statement that Pelosi's proposal was a "non-starter".

"We have given the Republicans the chance to take yes for an answer", Pelosi said. Democrats have offered $1.3 and $1.6 billion at various times for improving border security, but prohibiting any be spent on Trump's wall.

Senate Democrats support the House Democratic plan, and Schumer, D-New York, and Pelosi, D-California, have been in constant contact and are on the same page on the plan, a senior Senate Democratic aide said. He added that Trump and Republicans "are now feeling the heat".

Donald Trump has warned the government shutdown in the U.S. could last "a long time" as he refuses to back down from his bid for border wall money.

In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump claimed, falsely, that Mexico was already paying for a border wall, thanks to a newly renegotiated trade deal, and that the wall was already largely done but he needed billions of dollars anyway.

Trump claims he has not 'abandoned' a concrete border wall
Trump has promised to oppose any plan to re-open the government that does not include funding for his signature campaign progress. It likely won't receive much support from House Republicans , but the Democrats may be able to get it through the House anyway.

The agencies that are unfunded and in shutdown mode include the Homeland Security Department that pays for the wall, as well as the Agriculture, Justice, Interior, Transportation, State and Housing departments. The location means the conversation will not be televised, unlike the volatile sitdown during which Democratic leaders talked back to Trump last month.

President Trump meets with his cabinet as the partial government shutdown enters its 12th day.

On Jan. 3, a new set of House members will be sworn in, and the majority swings by dozens of seats from Republicans to Democrats.

Even if only symbolic, the passage of the bills in the House would put fresh pressure on the president.

A top priority will be Trump's tax returns, which he refused to make public during his campaign.

Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court in November to allow the president to end Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is among those institutions closed due to the partial government shutdown. That measure would provide money through the remainder of the fiscal year, to September 30.

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

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