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The White house, President Trump’s priorities in a letter to the House Appropriations Committee, as the shutdown continues in Washington, Kevin cork report.
To mark President Trump will travel to the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday in an attempt to border protection, as he presses Democrats for wall-financing in the midst of the lengthy confrontation, triggered a partial government shutdown now stretched to its 17. Day.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, the President tweeted his travel plans on Monday.
“President @realDonaldTrump travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those at the forefront of the national security and humanitarian crisis. More details will soon be tweeted,” Sanders.
Visit of the President what is probably the 20. The day of the partial government shutdown. A number of authorities, first, to the financing of Dec delivery. 22, as Democrats vowed to block Trump requested 5.7 billion dollars to build the border wall, and Trump insisted, the money.
Last week, house Democrats passed a bill to Finance the Department of Homeland Security, which concluded the supervision of the construction of the wall, at the current level until the end of February. 8, with $ 1.3 billion for border security—a number that required far less than trump. Senate Republicans have not yet taken it.
The President said congressional Democratic leaders during a meeting on Friday that he is ready for the government shutdown was to hold, for as long as necessary-may take months-or even years -to the resources he wants.
After a weekend filled with meetings about the shutdown, the President drew a steel wall, but as a concrete barrier on the southern border. Trump framed the pitch of a steel-to move the wall as a concession to the Democrats in the negotiations.
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“You don’t know how to concrete so that we steel them,” Trump told reporters over the weekend.
But the Democrats are not displayed, and moved by the message of the President.
A democratic source told Fox News that a meeting of the leadership of the Vice-President of Pence over the weekend, achieved with bipartisan congressional staff in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White house a little, and began almost an hour late, because Trump administration officials unprepared with information requested by Democrats.
Trump, later on, called the meeting “productive”, if he is present.
During the meeting on Sunday, Pence, together with trump, Advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, discussed a variety of border security measures with congressional officials from both parties.
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“Democrats got what they demanded, was a detailed breakdown of the list of the proposals from the administration for border security, which is also the wall and other restrictions on imports,” said a house GOP leadership aide Fox News. “Democrats were given the opportunity to ask questions of the Secretary Nielsen and listen to DHS’ justification for the targeted funding requests. Your explanations made it very clear why it is necessary, this promotion, for the effective protection of our border.”
But a democratic official familiar with the meeting told Fox News that “no progress” at the meeting, adding that the Democrats asked for a full budget “justification” for the administrations of 5.7 billion US dollars-wall request, but the democratic staff, “not a full budget justification.”
“Three and a half months into a new fiscal year, the administration does not have all of the appropriate cuts in the DHS budget to accommodate the increases that you are looking for,” said the democratic source, Fox News. “Given the failure of the White house a full budget justification…the democratic staff pleaded for the White house to change course and to open again to Fund the government through the support of the [bill, the DHS. Feb. 8], and the six-bill package that passed the house and received wide bipartisan support in the Senate. The Vice President said, the President would not do that.”
Also on Sunday, the Democrats published the full text of the various spending bills for the re-opening of the government, but the White house and Senate Republicans have said the bills have no chance, as they have neither the financial means for a wall of any kind.
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Meanwhile, a source said, to discuss any further meeting, planned shutdown, in the foreseeable future.
Trump also suggested that he would prefer to wait for the Supreme court program is to decide on the legality of his government’s pullback of Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), before negotiations with Democrats on the issue as part of the lectures, the end of the shutdown.
Several Federal judges have ruled that the Trump management were the reasons for the termination of DACA is legally insufficient in the context of Federal administrative law, a Statute that terminates an appropriate notice and justification before the government, the law has granted before.
Fox News, Gregg Re, Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.