More than 300,000 federal workers could be sent home without pay as Trump and Democrats face off over border wall.
The president’s comments in a video posted to Twitter come with lawmakers at an impasse over staving off a partial government shutdown Dec. 21.
A day after the president said he would take ownership of a partial government shutdown if he doesn’t get the wall money he wants, GOP lawmakers were forced to find a way out of a dilemma: They don’t want a shutdown, and they don’t have the votes for the wall.
House Republicans say they’ll approve no less than $5 billion for the president’s border wall; Democrats say no more than $1.3 billion. The deadline for a deal is Dec. 21, after which about 25 percent of the federal government would begin to run out of money.
The president and some Republicans are insisting on $5 billion for the border wall ahead of a Dec. 21 deadline.
A pre-Christmas fight looms over funding for Trump’s border wall, threatening a partial government shutdown.
The new deadline will be Dec. 21 for Trump and Congress to make a deal over his demand for $5 billion in border wall funding.
The CEO said she would “keep an open mind but does not want to raise expectations.”
Beijing’s promises remained vague, while a pact with Canada and Mexico got a rough reception in Congress.
"I have no commitments or anything there," the U.S. Senate candidate says.