White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'

The latter bill would allocate $1.3bn for border security measures, such as increased surveillance and fencing, but deny Trump's demand for $5.6bn to build 200 miles of fencing along the 2,000-mile border with Mexico. Patrick Leahy, the top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee, who urged them to move forward with the bipartisan Senate-approved measures.

Pelosi also said that she will seek to work with Republicans in the House, as well as with the Republican-controlled Senate and the president, who is a Republican.

Democrats take charge of the House of Representatives from Trump's fellow Republicans when the new 2019-2020 Congress convenes on Thursday.

One of the border officers said they have "skin in the game", and the group assembled with Trump have "nothing to do with" politics.

After the meeting, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, "I don't think any particular progress was made".

While this restriction can be waived - the 2016 GOP tax cut got an exemption - progressive lawmakers say it would hamstring ambitious policies such as expanding Medicare and providing universal education. Republicans still hold the majority in the Senate.

"We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason", Pelosi said on the program.

"We have given the Republicans a chance to take yes for an answer", Pelosi told reporters. "Why would he not do it?"

Incoming chairpersons have signaled that Trump will face a barrage of investigations that could bog down a White House already besieged by Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation collusion probe, draining energy from the administration's agenda and foiling Trump's message.

"Democrats have been committed to protecting our borders".

Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, has given some candid analysis on her mother's leadership style, saying that the politician "will cut your head off" when asked by CNN how she approaches politics. For his part, the President hasn't publicly endorsed that proposal or any other beyond his initial request for $5 billion.

Instead, they argued, the president and Republicans should sign funding legislation that doesn't include wall funding but would fund the government, which is partially shut down.

The election puts Pelosi in position to lead the opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda and to conduct in-depth investigations of his administration following two years during which Republicans have mainly given him a free pass.

"Border Security and the Wall "thing" and Shutdown is not where Nancy Pelosi wanted to start her tenure as Speaker!"

Image: "We're going to make it good. But to use the shutdown as hostage, which they had no argument against, is wrong", Schumer said.

"Could be a long time, or it could be quickly", Trump said.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is among those institutions closed due to the partial government shutdown. "It was a civil discussion".

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