Latest White House Meeting on Government Shutdown Resolves Nothing

Latest White House Meeting on Government Shutdown Resolves Nothing

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.

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