Latest White House Meeting on Government Shutdown Resolves Nothing

Central American migrants stand amid a cloud of tear gas thrown by the US border patrol after they tried to cross from Tijuana to San Diego in the US as seen from Tijuana Baja California state Mexico

Nancy Pelosi, who is the new House majority leader, said the Democrats would quickly pass budget legislation providing sufficient funds to end the shutdown.

House Democrats have stressed that the measures they plan to vote on would not provide any additional funding for a border wall, leading congressional Republicans and the White House to call the effort a "nonstarter".

On other pending issues, Pelosi stood her ground on the issue of Trump's demand for funding his border wall with Mexico. Democrats rejected the demand and parts of the federal government have been shut since December 22 because of lack of funding as a result.

-Mexican border - opposed by Democrats - as part of any legislation funding government agencies. The Republicans hold a 53-47 edge in the upper chamber and 60 votes are needed to pass legtislation compared with a majority vote in the house.

But Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill have previously supported $1.3 billion for border security, an amount far less than the $5 billion the president has insisted on, and Democrats have refused to accede to Trump's demand for funding specifically for building a border wall.

Democratic leaders mulled several proposals to re-open the government over the course of the last week before deciding to move forward with the full funding package.

One Democrat bill would temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security until 8 February, while another measure would fund other departments closed by the partial shutdown until 30 September.

"I think that that is an open discussion", she said.

Trump is tweeting "Let's get it done!" as the partial government shutdown continues with no end in sight.

Following their inconclusive Situation Room meeting, Congressional leaders and Trump agreed to meet again on Friday.

"I said, Mr. President, Give me one good reason why you should continue your shutdown", Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said afterward.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), a first-time lawmaker, said that in his experience as a Navy SEAL, walls have an impact.

"This House will be for the people", she said, outlining an agenda "to lower health costs and prescription drugs prices, and protect people with pre-existing conditions; to increase paychecks by rebuilding America with green and modern infrastructure - from sea to shining sea". To win, she needs a majority of all present and voting members of the House, which Democrats control 235-199, with one seat in North Carolina not yet decided.

"We were hopeful that we could get more of a negotiation", said McCarthy.

The standoff resulted in hundreds of thousands of federal employees being furloughed over the Christmas and New Year holidays - and for the foreseeable future until a deal is reached.

The president used Twitter late Wednesday to again say he is willing to work with Democrats on a bill that would secure US borders.

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. Pelosi quelled a rebellion by some Democrats seeking new leadership by making a series of policy promises, committee appointments and a pledge to limit herself to no more than two terms in leadership.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top China lunar probe sheds light on 'dark' side of the moon
Jan 04, 2019 - 05:23
In the States, NASA has announced its own plans to land astronauts on the moon and eventually colonize Mars in the coming decades. The China National Space Administration agency launched Chang'e-4 in December from its center in Xichang, southwest China .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Apple blames revenue slump on slowing Chinese economy as iPhone sales slow
Jan 04, 2019 - 05:20
In the letter , Cook says people are replacing batteries more than they are buying iPhones . That figure is 4.8% below the $88.3 billion revenue in the same quarter a year earlier.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Netflix's 'Bird Box' Inspired Some Really Gay Memes
Jan 03, 2019 - 00:53
Here are some of the funniest (and gayest!) memes inspired by the movie. "The only Bird Box challenge that should exist", she wrote.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA authorities fire tear gas across border to repel Central Americans
Jan 03, 2019 - 00:49
The area is flat near the highway, then slopes sharply downward closer to the fence, where most of the migrants were clustered. More than a dozen migrants were apprehended after 150 migrants tried to climb the border fence in San Diego, according to U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vehicle slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, injuring eight people
Jan 02, 2019 - 01:00
Japanese television showed a grey coloured vehicle that was badly damaged in the front and dozens of police officers at the scene. Police inspect a auto whose driver rammed his vehicle into crowds on Takeshita street in Tokyo early January 1, 2019.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top $6 million per minute: Floyd Mayweather destroys Japanese kickboxer
Jan 01, 2019 - 01:04
While this fight will likely inflate Mayweather's ego and make him even richer, it won't serve any other goal . I'm still retired and this was just entertainment.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top White House chief: Trump not building a 'wall'
Jan 01, 2019 - 00:31
Pelosi will lead House Democrats in voting on a bill to reopen the government when they take power in the House on January 3. At least 56% of Americans oppose Trump's border wall idea, according to a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released on Friday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reprimands Manchester United superstar for arriving late for training
Dec 31, 2018 - 02:09
Only the post then denied Pogba a first ever hat-trick when his low strike from the edge of the box came off the woodwork. One of the requests that Solskjaer made to his players is that they should improve in possession.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Invites Sir Alex Ferguson To Man United Training
Dec 31, 2018 - 02:07
David Brooks floated a ball into the United box and Ake jumped highest to bury a header past David de Gea . That's how we want to play, we want to attack and that's what we try to do on the pitch.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top U.S. government shutdown to extend to 2019
Dec 31, 2018 - 01:59
No matter which option Pelosi goes with, Trump won't get his $5 billion for the border wall. "They can't", he continued. A previous deal that addressed the status of Dreamers failed to pass as a result of escalating White House demands.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool put five past Arsenal to go nine points clear
Dec 30, 2018 - 00:15
Dejan Lovren , Mohamed Salah , Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho all netted goals for Liverpool in the dominant win. But while his first had an element of good fortune about it, his second was pure spice.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How many true freshmen started the Belk Bowl for SC ?
Dec 30, 2018 - 00:08
Virginia has forced their opponents into committing 19 turnovers on the season and now has a turnover margin of +1. That's part of the reason the Gamecocks are 7-5 heading into Saturday's Belk Bowl against Virginia .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Miley Cyrus Shares Stunning Wedding Photos With Liam Hemsworth
Dec 29, 2018 - 01:07
In one of three black and white images posted to Instagram , Cyrus wrote "this is probably our one-millionth kiss". They broke things off the next year but got back together in 2015.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280
Dec 26, 2018 - 14:54
An eruption there in 1883 had killed 36,000 people and had sparked a tsunami that was felt around the world. Anak Krakatau is the island that emerged from the area in 1927, and has been growing ever since.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 8-Year-Old Dies in Hospital After Illegally Crossing Border into US
Dec 26, 2018 - 14:50
He is the second migrant child to have died this month after being detained at the border between Mexico and the United States. He died at the hospital shortly after midnight, CBP said, adding that the official cause of death is not known.