He told reporters: "Listen, anything can happen". From that point, Democrats will enjoy a majority in the House of Representatives.
Among the "yes" votes were Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Patty Murray, the top three Senate Democrats. That meeting ended after 30 minutes with no resolution.
What is certain, though, is the government will remain closed at least through Thursday and, according to acting Chief of Staff Nick Mulvaney, into 2019.
The Senate passed a giant funding bill nine months ago that provided $1.57 billion for border security, including a limited amount of "pedestrian fencing" and 'secondary fencing'.
By closing the Senate for five days, lawmakers will go home for the holidays as hundreds of thousands of federal workers are left in limbo about their status.
Meanwhile, from coast to coast, the first day of the shutdown played out. The House and Senate briefly gaveled into session on Christmas Eve before closing again with no further action.
Schumer and McConnell spoke on the floor, with both blaming the other party for the shutdown and neither showing any sign of giving in.
Irate with Powell for a series of modest interest rate increases that Trumpclaims have hampered the US economy, the president expressed his disdain for the Fed chairman once more.
That will change in January when the House comes under Democratic control.
Essentially, it all boils down to Trump's much-vaunted US-Mexico border wall that Trump says is essential to stop illegal immigration.
Democrats are staunchly opposed, and the absence of a deal meant federal funds for dozens of agencies lapsed at midnight on Friday. Some parks are already closed for the winter. The Securities and Exchange Commission has posted a list of the services it will soon suspend, including the processing of certain business records.
Customs and border staff will keep working, although their pay will be delayed.
More than 400,000 federal employees are reporting to their jobs on Monday but won't get their salaries, while almost 400,000 others "will be locked out of work with no pay", the American Federation of Government Employees union said. More than 400,000 "essential" employees in those agencies will work without pay until the dispute is resolved.
The president has dug in on his demand for $5 billion for the border wall, a signature campaign promise that he repeatedly said Mexico would pay for.
Another departure that rankled the president came courtesy of Brett McGurk, a man few outside Washington had ever heard of.
"We will have to wait until after the election", said Scott.
A GoFundMe campaign raising money for a border wall between the USA and Mexico has surpassed the Humboldt Broncos's campaign as one of the top-grossing fundraisers of the year.
With Congress out of town, there was no chance for progress on the government funding crisis.
"Trump is plunging the country into chaos", the Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said in a joint statement.
Brian Kolfage, Purple Heart recipient and triple amputee veteran, began the campaign earlier this week and says the money will go directly to help build the border wall. The Pentagon said Monday that Mattis has already signed the order to withdraw US forces from Syria. "We arrived at this moment because President Trump has been on a destructive two-week temper tantrum".
Democrats have said they are open to budget proposals that do not include the wall, which they say would be costly and ineffective.
There is not now a viable alternative to the law that can pass the House and Senate and get signed into law by President Trump . He did not, however, issue an injunction, meaning the law can continue to be applied as the appeal process continues.
Despite the request - which have at times been more along the lines of threats - the USA has maintained the crippling sanctions. Despite the latest war of words, a second summit between Mr Trump and Mr Kim is expected to be held next year.
The 6T's recent success in the USA shows just how much the support of the country's third-largest carrier helped OnePlus' cause. There are some other Easter eggs with the McLaren edition of the handset that should please auto racing fans.
He always told me to watch the game, watch the defenders, to visualize what movement you're going to make to try to put yourself in a position to score goals or have an impact when you come on off the bench.
Solskjaer, who will be at the Old Trafford helm for the remainder of the season, told MUTV in his first interview: "It's great". I can stand player who are quick to hide behind their agents, their social media, their friends in the media.
I hope to learn a lot from people like Ravichandran Ashwin , who is the captain of Kings XI Punjab and the others. Capped Indian players were in demand and so were the West Indians before a 15-minute tea break at the auction.
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United said they wanted fans going to the game at Anfield "to support the team in a passionate and positive way". But asked if he was confident of making up that margin, Mourinho said: "Yes, I think (we can)".
Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could both return to action as champions Manchester City face Everton this weekend. The impressive Leroy Sane picked up possession and played in Jesus, who fired a low shot underneath Pickford.
A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press that the White House would prefer a longer-term package. More importantly, the border fencing Schumer backed in 2013 is different than how Trump has described his border wall.
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying about conversations with Russia's ambassador to the US during the presidential transition period. He said the president directed him to make hush money payments to women during the 2016 campaign.
No one could have predicted what was to come when Ilkay Gundogan gave second-placed City a 27th-minute lead. The Ralph Hasenhuttl revolution continued as Southampton beat Huddersfield 3-1 at the John Smith's Stadium.
In detail, a Chinese court has ordered Apple to ban sales of some Apple iPhones which are violating the two Qualcomm patents. The filing points that the ban would force settle Apple's ongoing dispute with Qualcomm.
It said the group nearly certainly continues to target a range of global companies, seeking to gain access to commercial secrets. The US and United Kingdom have accused China of violating an agreement relating to commercial espionage.
Authorities have searched the property of Berreth's fiancé Patrick Frazee and their search there involved heavy digging equipment. Frazee voluntarily released his phone to be searched and allowed officers to take a DNA sample on December 12, his lawyer said.
Marco Rubio of Florida said the withdrawal would be a "grave error with broader implications" beyond the fight against ISIS. The White House officially announced Wednesday morning almost 2,000 US troops are being pulled out of Syria.
So United knew just what it was getting when it gave the game's most volatile character a route back into the dugout in 2016. The club is 19 pints behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, who they lost to (1-3) last weekend.
North Sea Brent crude lost $2.41, or 4.0 percent, to a low of $57.20, a 14-month low, and last traded around $58.06, down $1.55. Our 2019/23 production floater forecast is based on oil trading in this price range over the next five years.
But, "O'Connor is so far off the reservation here that virtually any (appeals) panel will reverse him", Jost said. After Congress repealed the individual mandate in 2017, O'Connor said the rest of the law fell apart.
The first legs will be held on 12/13/19/20 February , with the second legs scheduled for 5/6/12/13 March . The Champions League draw will be followed by the Europa League draw which will feature 32 teams.