Pelosi hopes to end shutdown as Democrats take control of the House
Jan 02, 2019, 02:02
That bill would fund Homeland Security through February 8 at current levels, which does not include money for a border wall.
On Thursday, House Democrats plan to use their new majority to vote through measures that would reopen almost all of the shuttered federal agencies through the end of September, at funding levels Senate Republicans have previously agreed to.
Democrats oppose Trump's demand for wall funding, with Pelosi calling the wall immoral, ineffective and expensive.
Democrats said the entire package is based on legislation that has already been passed by either the Senate or Senate committees.
The White House has not commented on the House proposal. He's not going to get $5 billion for a wall. "It's very important", the president toldFox News in a phone interview. He added: "No, we are not giving up".
Trump wrote on Twitter that border security could not exist "without a strong and powerful Wall". The politicians were frustrated that Trump had dismissed their earlier legislation. It 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. The Senate would not take it up because (Senate Minority Leader) Chuck Schumer would not allow the Democrats to provide the 60 votes necessary to take the bill up for consideration.
The meeting, described as a "briefing" on "border security", would take place Wednesday, a day before Democrats are set to take over the House, the sources tell NPR's Scott Detrow.
Democrats expect their two-pronged funding approach could put Trump and his Republican allies in a tough position. He said it "will not be a legitimate answer to this impasse".
Meanwhile, federal workers are suing over the shutdown, suggesting the requirement that essential employees - particularly those responsible for ensuring public safety - report to work without pay is grossly unfair. During the exchange, the president indicated that he will not back away from his demand for billions of dollars in border wall funding.
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"Please explain to the Democrats that there can NEVER be a replacement for a good old fashioned WALL!" He then revised his aides' comments to state that he really still wants to build a border wall.
White House officials, including Trump's departing chief of staff John Kelly have exposed the inner workings behind Trump's signature campaign pledge to build the wall.
"To be honest, it's not a wall", Kelly said in an exit interview with the Los Angeles Times. I spent Christmas in the White House, I spent New Year's eve now in the White House, and I'm here. The 2013 vote that passed the Senate by a margin of 67-27 approved the construction of 700 miles of border fencing and a doubling of the number border agents, but it also cleared the path for citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, something conspicuously lacking from Trump's proposal.
They intend to go straight for putting forward their own legislation to fund the government, without Trump's requested funds for a wall, when they take over the House of Representatives in the new session of the US Congress beginning on Thursday.
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