USA gov't shutdown enters 2nd day

USA gov't shutdown enters 2nd day

USA gov't shutdown enters 2nd day

The 215 miles the Trump administration says it could build would be split among four sectors of the border.

"If President Trump and Republicans choose to continue this Trump Shutdown, the new House Democratic majority will swiftly pass legislation to re-open government in January", the Democratic leaders said in a joint statement after the shutdown started.

"I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed Border Security", Trump tweeted on Monday shortly after noon.

"You're not getting the wall today, next week, or on January 3 when Democrats take control of the House", said Sen.

Schumer's office said the parties remained "very far apart".

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., argued for increased use of technology along the border instead of "some medieval wall".

Asked whether he's willing to increase the price tag as long as the money is not spent on a wall, Durbin responded: "Absolutely". Funding for numerous agencies, including those that operate national parks, homeland security, law enforcement, tax collection and transportation, has expired.

The effects of the partial shutdown will be felt more broadly on Thursday, the first day the federal workforce is expected to return.

"It's very possible that the shutdown will go beyond the 28th and into the new Congress", Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday".

This is the third partial government shutdown of the year, even though Trump's own Republican party still controls both the House and Senate. The negotiations have centered on border security funding amounts and how that spending would be restricted.

Clymer says on the page that "We saw some folks are raising money for a border wall to keep out our migrant siblings and fellow human beings, who are fleeing violence and persecution and whose tragically-underpaid labor is essential to the USA economy".

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"The only way to stop drugs, gangs, human trafficking, criminal elements and much else from coming into our Country is with a Wall or Barrier", he said Sunday on Twitter.

The disruption affects 800,000 federal employees.

More than 400,000 federal employees are reporting to their jobs on Monday but won't get their salaries, while almost 400,000 others "will be locked out of work with no pay", the American Federation of Government Employees union said.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees will have to work unpaid or are furloughed, a kind of temporary leave.

Graham reminded Trump that while shoring up the border wall is important, "a Southern wall isn't going to protect you against ISIS".

Trump had made clear last week that he would not blame Democrats for any closure.

The key sticking point in the spending standoff is president Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion for a border wall.

"This is something that is unnecessary". Progress toward funding the wall has been slow and Trump sees the final days of the GOP's complete control of Congress as his last chance to force the issue. "The whole thing is juvenile", Corker said, arguing for measures that he said would secure the border better than a wall.

"If you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall, plain and simple", Schumer said, accusing Trump of supporting an inefficient wall that would end up "swindling the American taxpayer".

Mulvaney sent agency heads a memorandum telling them to "execute plans for an orderly shutdown" - though he wrote that administration officials are "hopeful that this lapse in appropriations will be of short duration".

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