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Pelosi doesn't like new Dem lawmaker's profanity

Pelosi doesn't like new Dem lawmaker's profanity

Around 800,000 federal workers have not been paid since 22 December.

Washington Democrat Adam Smith, the incoming chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Trump has the authority to declare an emergency and have the USA military build the wall but that such an action would likely be challenged and would be a bad use of defense spending. "Let's get those [departments] reopened while negotiations continue". Trump called Tlaib's choice of words "disgraceful" and said she "dishonoured herself".

"The Democrats could solve the Shutdown problem in a very short period of time", Trump said.

"Look, if Harry Truman couldn't nationalize the steel industry during wartime, this president doesn't have the power to declare an emergency and build a multibillion-dollar wall on the border", said Schiff, D-Calif.

He said TSA employees should keep showing up for work while negotiations proceed in Washington.

The president again confirmed that he was considering declaring a State of Emergency to fund the wall.

Trump is framing the upcoming weekend talks as progress, while Democrats are emphasizing families unable to pay bills.

A Democratic aide familiar with the meeting said Democratic staffers urged the administration to reopen the government, arguing that progress on the contentious issue of border security would be hard while the government was closed.

Trump is demanding that any funding to keep the federal government operational also include money to help build a US$23 billion wall along the USA border with Mexico. His administration has already spent millions constructing wall prototypes near the border in San Diego.

"And if he has to give up a concrete wall, replace it with a steel fence in order to do that so that Democrats can say, "See? We could reopen much of the government where there's no dispute", Collins told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press".

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"This shutdown could end tomorrow and it could also go on for a long time", Mr Trump said.

Although Sunday marks 16 days since the government shutdown, Congress does not appear to be close to reaching an agreement on the budget.

"How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russian Federation, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?"

Earlier in the day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, labeled the House effort "political theater, not productive lawmaking", that the president would not sign into law, although the Senate last month approved identical legislation.

"We're not doing a wall", Democrat Nancy Pelosi said late on Thursday, several hours after she was sworn in as the new speaker of the House of Representatives. Such a move would nearly certainly be met with legal challenges.

"We have to build the wall", he said.

More discussions are planned for Sunday.

Despite the president's readiness to go all in, Trump will likely have to yield to the Democrats' stonewalling, award-winning investigative journalist Dave Lindorff told RT.

Ms Pelosi said after the failed talks on Saturday that her party would introduce piecemeal bills aimed at reopening certain government agencies, starting with the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department.


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