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Trump 'at this moment' doesn't want funding deal without border wall money

21 Décembre 2018

Earlier Thursday, a Twitter posting by Trump deepened doubts about the stopgap bill's fate.

"The president has said he's willing to do what he has to do to get that border security, including a government shutdown", Conway said. The chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Sen.

The Senate approving a two-month extension in federal funding without the money President Trump had demanded for his border wall.

Also, he said he can guarantee that Pelosi, once she becomes House Speaker, will never schedule to vote for the wall on the House calendar. A morning press conference of GOP leaders was abruptly canceled as lawmakers filed out of a basement meeting to head to the floor for other matters.

"I was promised the Wall and Border Security by leadership", Mr. Trump tweeted. He also argued that Mexico will pay "indirectly" for the wall because the terms of a new trade deal will boost US revenue.

Infrastructure is one of the few issues that has broad bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, and Trump made upgrading the country's roads, airports, bridges, tunnels and seaports a top 2016 campaign promise.

Senators passed the measure by voice vote at around 10 p.m. on December 19.

Making any changes to the bill at this point could complicate passage and add hurdles to passing the bill on time by midnight Friday. "If you veto this bill, we'll be there", said Rep. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina).

Trump spoke with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday. "I know a lot of people believe that the wall was actually gonna be built, and I was one of the people hoping and supporting to be built, but even without the wall, there is still the need for border security".

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY said regarding the president, "It would be his responsibility for a Christmas shutdown and every single American would know it".

He dismissed concerns over a government shutdown, noting that the vast majority of the government's essential functions will remain operational.

"Republicans are in a state of disarray", said House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is poised to become speaker when Democrats take control January 3. "I am a definitely a "no" on the Senate bill without the border funds, Scott said.

When asked if the president should veto any stopgap funding bill that does not include money for the border wall, Meadows replied "yes".

"Or, rather I should say, that is the $5 billion question", he added.

Democratic leaders immediately spurned the proposal.

We just had a very long productive meeting with the president. "So that won't happen". Meadows said it will become more hard to win the money next year when Democrats control the House.

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But on Tuesday, the White House appeared to step away from the brink of a shutdown.

"It's hard [to secure the border] without a wall", he said.

Trump says a "powerful physical barrier" is "essential to border security" and that "every nation has not only the right, but the absolute duty to protect its borders".

The package included more than $46 billion for border security.

"The measure will provide the resources necessary to continue normal operations".

"We're going to back you up". "Our chances of getting the Wall will be better in February when Nancy Pelosi is Speaker than now when we have the majority?"

Congress faces a Friday deadline to fund a portion of the government or risk a partial shutdown. They would not be able to receive paychecks until a funding deal could be reached, but history shows that this would only be a temporary problem, since Congress has always appropriated back pay for employees affected by previous shutdowns.

Trump 'at this moment' doesn't want funding deal without border wall money