Congress was unable to agree on a spending measure to keep the government open last month once the president insisted he would not sign such legislation unless it included $5 billion in funding for a massive wall along the USA border with Mexico.
"Our question to the President and to the Republicans is, 'Why don't you accept what you have already done to open up government?' " asked California Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the presumed new House speaker, referring to a bipartisan, Senate-passed funding measure, albeit one Trump has never publicly endorsed.
The two-part legislation - passed on the same day that Democrats took control of the House - aims to restore funding for nine federal departments which are now unfunded. A handful of Republicans broke ranks on each measure to vote "yes" with the Democrats.
In her reprised role, she will have to thread a political needle, standing up to Trump when needed but also showing that her party is capable of working with the president to pass legislation. "We are giving him a Republican path to do that". "Why would they not do that?" Congress has not passed funding for the wall as Trump proposed, but has put money toward replacing existing fencing or building new fences on the border.
McConnell has dismissed the idea as a "total nonstarter" and a waste of time.
President Trump and his allies have accused Democrats of flip-flopping on border security, voting in favor of a barrier in 2006 but now refusing one, reports CBS News' Tony Dokoupil.
"The impasse is very real and very deep seated", he said, noting it could last for months.
Without a deal to end the partial government shutdown, the Department of Homeland Security will not be able to bring some furloughed workers back to their jobs while others continue to be forced to work without paychecks for the time being.
Comments from the most politically vulnerable members of McConnell's caucus suggested discomfort with the majority leader's approach, and a desire for a quick resolution to the shutdown.
Since 1913, when the House first reached its current size of 435 seats, only five speakers have been elected with fewer than 218 votes.At the beginning of the 34th Congress in 1855, 133 ballots over a period of two months were necessary to elect Nathaniel Banks of MA as speaker.The last multiple-ballot speaker election was in 1923.
Collins, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, also indicated support for an element of the Democrats' approach.
"We have no illusions that our work will be easy, that all of us in this chamber will always agree", she said.
The White House said he made calls Thursday to the family of Cpl.
The votes were along party lines as nearly all House Republicans stood by Trump, whose budget office threatened a veto of the bills if he doesn't get the $5 billion he is seeking for a wall at the border with Mexico.
"Why not fully fund the Department of Homeland Security?"
But the White House has rejected that package, and Trump said ahead of the session with the congressional leaders that the partial shutdown will last "as long as it takes" to get the funding he wants. But so far there are no signs of a breakthrough or any movement.
At another point Wednesday, Trump told Pelosi that, as a "good Catholic" she should support the wall because Vatican City has a wall, according to a congressional aide. "Does anyone have any doubt that we're not doing a wall?"
Vice President Mike Pence, who was on the Hill Thursday to swear in new senators, took a hard line, telling Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson, "Bottom line, if there's no wall, there's no deal".
"I think that it only has ever been radicals that have changed this country", Ocasio-Cortez says.
But the Republican-led Senate appears unlikely to consider the Democratic funding bills.
Debbie Murcasel-Powell, who will now represent Florida, showed off her office-along with her first order of business, ending the government shutdown.
Amnesty International described the use of tear gas against migrants "cruel and inhumane" and called for an investigation. Most of the migrants returned to Mexico through a hole under the fence and by climbing back over the fence.
A flustered Bencic slammed her racket on the court as the match leveled and she never seriously threatened in the decider. Federer opened his Hopman Cup campaign in flawless style, crushing world No.91 Cameron Norrie 6-1 6-1 in 57 minutes.
If Hasina retains power, one of her first jobs will be to address the demands of garment workers for higher minimum wages. The leadership of Bangladesh has alternated between Hasina and Zia, allies-turned-foes, over the last three decades.
After almost a whole year of anticipation, Netflix has confirmed that the adventure will continue on July 4, 2019. We'll keep you posted on when one or more genius level eggheads have figured out what all the Easter eggs mean.
Thursday, LaGuardia tweeted that due to the power failure, travelers should allow extra time when coming to the airport . In 2010, for instance, a huge fireball erupted on 6th Avenue - the result of an underground transformer explosion .
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Robertson plays a wonderful ball over the top for Salah who side-foots it across to Mane and he pokes home for Liverpool's third. Liverpool outran their opponents by 114.8km to 112.7km and their pressing was ferocious.
Syria's air defences have repelled a missile attack on Damascus suburbs on Tuesday, Syrian state television reported. The Lebanese National News Agency said Israeli warplanes flew over Lebanon to carry out the raids outside Damascus.
An investigation into CBP actions will be conducted by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, the news release said. Jakelin and her father Nery Gilberto Caal Cuz were taken into custody on December 6 after crossing the border into New Mexico.
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You don't know me, but my grandfather was a game warden in Montana and we spent our vacations going to our 2 national parks. The shutdown started Saturday after funding lapsed for nine Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies.
The undefeated 42-year-old made use of that advantage, knocking his opponent down three times in just two minutes. Mayweather landed a good body shot and a left hook and Nasukawa goes to the mat. "I'm still undefeated.
A large winter storm coming on the heels of Christmas is expected to bring snow to Nebraska, the Dakotas and Minnesota this week. By Thursday in central Minnesota, the northwest wind could be 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts of 20 miles per hour .
Manbij was seized in 2016 from ISIS by Syrian militia allied to the SDF, which controls roughly a quarter of Syria. Mr Trump's decision has emboldened Turkey to press ahead with plans to clear Manbij of Kurdish forces.
The former " Suits " star could be seen placing a protective hand on Kate's back as the pair made their way inside the gates. It's Meghan's first Christmas as a royal, though she celebrated with the family a year ago , in a break in tradition.
The House and Senate briefly gaveled into session on Christmas Eve before closing again with no further action. More than 400,000 "essential" employees in those agencies will work without pay until the dispute is resolved.
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