White House meeting ends with no progress on shutdown or border wall

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House Democratic leaders have settled on a legislative strategy to reopen the government, with votes expected on proposals just hours after the party takes control on Thursday, a Democratic aide confirms to CNN. "We need to know who's in our communities that shouldn't be". Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has sworn that Trump will "never" get money for the wall, while the most likely new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) repeatedly denounced Trump's wall as "immoral, ineffective and expensive".

The partial government shutdown began on December 22.

The White House official told TheDC that both Pelosi and Schumer refused to hear out Nielsen's briefing and instead advocated for two solutions to end the government shutdown.

Republican and Democratic lawmakers after the meeting indicated little progress was made toward ending the partial government shutdown and that they agreed to reconvene Friday.

Yet as the shutdown moves through its 10th day, it is clear that the House Democrats' plan to take the first legislative action since the start of the shuttering of roughly a quarter of the federal government remains a nonstarter for Republicans, who still control the chamber on the other side of the US Capitol. (Unless someone like Schumer gifts him one, which is always a distinct possibility.) Barring that, the only way for him to avoid the unpleasant consequences of his actions is to put them off, one day at a time.

Mr Trump claimed again that Mexico would be paying for the border wall through a revised trade agreement, but Associated Press said there is no mechanism in the agreement for Mexico to refund the outgoings from the US.

By passing this bill in the Senate but blocking it in the House on Trump's order, Republicans boxed themselves in. Americans already blame Trump more for the shutdown than Democrats, by a margin of 47 percent to 33 percent.

The measure sets up the first major battle of the new Congress between House Democrats led by Pelosi and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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It's a cold opening for the new majority, setting up an early confrontation with the Republican-led Senate and the White House and testing the House Democrats' ability to make good on their campaign pledge to focus on kitchen-table issues in the new era of divided government.

President Trump meets with his cabinet as the partial government shutdown enters its 12th day.

"We are giving the Republicans the opportunity to take yes for an answer", she wrote in a letter to colleagues.

The agencies that are unfunded and in shutdown mode include the Homeland Security Department that pays for the wall, as well as the Agriculture, Justice, Interior, Transportation, State and Housing departments. Trump could actually make this worse by offering something like a DACA deal and daring Democrats to reject it. At the same time, administration officials said Trump was in no rush for a resolution to the impasse. -Mexican border that was a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign.

Rick Perry, the energy secretary and former Texas governor, voiced his approval of the president's push for a border wall - an idea that he had mocked while running for president. That measure would provide money for the remainder of the fiscal year, until September 30.

"She'll cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding", Alexandra Pelosi, who happens to also be the daughter of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, says of her mother.

According to Crenshaw, Democrats don't want the wall because it comes down to semantics.