Shutdown fight over border wall nears - POLITICO
See if you can figure out what all of the incoming House Republicans have in common. Meadows, who joined the House GOP meeting with Trump at the White House on Thursday, said he does not believe the president would sign. The move by emboldened Republicans on the eve of a new leader, spoke out during the meeting to oppose the measure, aides said on Monday night. House Republicans Move to Weaken Office of Congressional Ethics.
Trump torpedoes funding bill over border wall
Pelosi told NBC News in an interview that will air Thursday she will not approve any legislation that includes border wall funding, a sticking point for Mr. The White House official said Mr.
Trump started off the meeting, then handed it to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to begin her briefing on border security and illegal immigration. Shortly into the briefing, according to the official, Nielsen was interrupted when Schumer whispered to Pelosi and Pelosi objected to what was being discussed.
The official, Pelosi said, took issue with basic figures Nielsen presented, such as the number of criminal illegal immigrants who attempted to cross the border last year. But when Schumer asked Mr. Trump, according to a source familiar with what happened in the room, why he wouldn't support the legislation funding non-Department of Homeland Security agencies to reopen much of the government, the president didn't offer a reason.
The Latest: Trump to meet with House Republicans about wall
Any measure that funds the government must include border security. It is the solemn promise to protect and defend the United States of America. And it is our sacred obligation. We have no choice. House Speaker Paul Ryan emerged earlier Thursday afternoon from a last-minute White House meeting between Trump and House Republicans to say that the president told them he would refuse to sign a stopgap funding bill as it's currently written -- a measure that would avert a shutdown before a Friday midnight deadline.
Ryan told reporters that he and other GOP leaders were going back to try to add more border security funding to the legislation.CRUZ HOUSE REPUBLICANS MEET SECRETLY - INTERIORS
The vote passed Thursday just before 8 p. Trump announces Secretary of Defense James Mattis will retire at the end of February Given that the bill needs Democratic support to clear the Senate, the exercise in trading spending bills with and without border wall funding seems to be futile.
We want to make sure we keep the government open and we're gonna work to make sure we have that done. The president is continuing to weigh his options. Marco Rubio of Florida.
But with fewer than two weeks before the deadline, Democrats are refusing to bend. Senate Appropriations ranking member Sen.
The Latest: Trump to meet with House Republicans about wall - The Economic Times
But Congress is sidelined in some ways on delivering a border wall breakthrough until the president makes his next move, heightening the importance of Tuesday's meeting. It's the first such meeting with Trump since House Republicans saw their eight-year majority swept away by a Democratic wave.
- No deal after Trump meets with Republicans, Democrats
- Pres. Trump meets Dems, says shutdown 'could be a long time'
- House Republicans approve bill to fund border wall, setting up a final showdown in the Senate
Democrats had their best House results since the Watergate scandal, with Republicans losing suburban voters — especially women — by huge margins. That's not likely to change in with Trump on the top of the ticket, making it likely that House Republicans will be in the minority for some time.
And House Republicans will likely have to deal with an angry Trump — angry about the election results, angry about border wall funding, angry about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, angry about signs of weakness in an overall strong U. Still, Congress has enough time to strike a deal as the December holidays approach.