Senate OKs bill to pay federal employees

Senate OKs bill to pay federal employees

Senate OKs bill to pay federal employees

The Senate did, however, approve back pay for the roughly 800,000 federal workers not receiving paychecks.

Republicans who control the Senate have so far stood with Trump and insisted that any spending bills include money for his wall.

"House Democrats have passed bills to reopen the government".

President Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency if he is unable to make a deal with Democratic lawmakers to fund his border wall, though on Friday he said he was not going to do it "so fast because this is something Congress should do".

Yesterday during a visit to the southern border in Texas, President Trump put DACA on the table as a negotiating point with Democrats. "I just got back and it is a far worse situation than nearly anyone would understand, an invasion!"

On Saturday, the current shutdown will become the longest in modern American history. "When the president acts, we will respond to whatever he does", she said.

The head of the U.S. Secret Service, which is responsible for protecting Trump, warned employees that financial stress can lead to depression and anxiety.

Separately, Senator Rob Portman and eight other Republican senators introduced legislation that would permanently outlaw the closing of government operations during budget fights, underscoring the growing frustration in Washington.

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He suggested the issue could be resolved in a quick meeting, but past discussions at the White House have not ended the stalemate. Mr Schumer said the president abruptly left when Mrs Pelosi said she would not approve of any wall funding.

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And Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., said in a statement that it would be "beyond appalling for the president to take money from places like Puerto Rico that have suffered enormous catastrophes, costing thousands of American citizens' lives, in order to pay for Donald Trump's foolish, offensive and hateful wall".

Trump has repeatedly reaffirmed his commitment to funding the border wall since the shutdown began.

Democrats in Congress call the wall an ineffective, outdated answer to a complex problem. "What we're not looking to do right now is national emergency".

A close Trump confidant judged the time for such a step had come.

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before departing on Marine One, from the White House, on January 10, 2019. "I hope it works".

The FBI Agents Association urged the White House and Congress in a petition to fund the FBI and the Justice Department, saying that while agents continue to work without pay, they are operating with limited resources, which is endangering national security.

The "Morning Joe" host said Graham and the rest of the Republican Party had abdicated their constitutional responsibility by allowing Trump violate the law and gather undemocratic power.

The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget, including $13.9 billion in emergency funds that Congress earmarked past year, to see what money could be diverted to the wall as part of a declaration. Some people worry about the precedent you set on our side. "I don't think he should do that". Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) agreeing that Trump's declaration would be a "bad precedent" in an interview with CNBC. Border Patrol McAllen Station and the Rio Grande.

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