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Partial shutdown likely to extend past Christmas – Boston Herald

Partial shutdown likely to extend past Christmas – Boston Herald

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Newest on the federal government shutdown (all occasions native):

7:30 p.m.

The federal authorities is predicted to stay partially shut down past Christmas.

The standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for $5 billion to construct a border wall with Mexico deepened on Saturday. Democrats are rejecting Trump’s demand as pricey and ineffective, and any settlement to reopen the whole authorities appeared out of attain till the Senate returns for a full session subsequent Thursday.

Nobody is aware of how lengthy the closures will final. In contrast to different shutdowns, this one appears to lack urgency, coming in the course of the lengthy vacation weekend after Trump had already declared Monday, Christmas Eve, a federal vacation.

Slightly than work across the clock, the leaders of the Home and the Senate successfully closed up store. However they haven’t dominated out motion if a deal have been struck.

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5:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump will spend Christmas in Washington due to the partial authorities shutdown.

White Home press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump’s spouse, Melania, will fly again from Florida to allow them to spend the vacation collectively. Mrs. Trump and their 12-year-old son, Barron, flew down on Friday, hoping to hold the household’s custom of celebrating Christmas in Palm Seashore.

Trump additionally deliberate to depart Washington on Friday. However he stayed on the White Home as the federal government hurtled towards a shutdown over his demand for $5.7 billion for a wall on the Mexico border. Democrats oppose a wall and have provided considerably much less cash than Trump needs.

The shutdown will extend past Christmas as a result of each homes of Congress have adjourned.

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three:50 p.m.

The White Home is insisting anew that Congress give in to President Donald Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall.

Democrats have provided no cash for a wall in a must-pass spending invoice, and the stalemate pressured the federal government right into a partial shutdown early Saturday. The Senate adjourned Saturday with out reaching a deal as talks between officers proceed.

Senior administration officers informed reporters Saturday that Trump has been “very clear” about his expectations.

The Home has handed a authorities funding invoice that features Trump’s $5.7 billion request, however the laws can’t clear the Senate with out help from Democrats, who oppose a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

The administration officers spoke on situation of anonymity underneath guidelines set by the White Home.

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three:25 p.m.

The Senate has adjourned and not using a deal to finish a partial authorities shutdown as talks drag on over President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico.

Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell has ended the uncommon Saturday session hours after the Senate had opened.

Talks are underway on the Capitol involving Vice President Mike Pence and Senate Democratic chief Chuck Schumer.

However there’s no decision to the deadlock, and the Senate isn’t scheduled to meet once more till Monday — Christmas Eve — for a professional forma session. The subsequent full session of the Senate is now scheduled for this coming Thursday.

The partial shutdown began early Saturday amid a standoff over Trump’s request for $5 billion for the wall. Democrats have refused, and are providing to maintain funding at present ranges, $1.three billion, for border safety, however not the wall

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2:55 p.m.

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived at Capitol to meet with Senate Democratic chief Chuck Schumer as negotiations proceed over ending the partial authorities shutdown.

Schumer’s workplace says he’s speaking with Pence on the request of the White Home.

Schumer intends to inform Pence that any proposal that features cash for President Donald Trump’s border wall can’t achieve the 60 votes needed to cross the Senate. Schumer earlier Saturday stated cash for wall the desire “never pass the Senate, not today, not next week, not next year.”

Trump additionally had a lunch assembly with lawmakers, together with some Home conservatives who’ve adamantly backed billions of dollars for the wall. All of the lawmakers on the White Home occasion have been Republicans.

One-quarter of the federal authorities has shut down, starting Saturday.

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2:15 p.m.

Senators from each events are claiming that the American individuals are on their aspect when it comes to spending taxpayer cash on a border wall.

Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell says that by voting to advance laws with $5 billion for the wall, Republicans “are proud to stand with the American people on this subject.”

The highest Democrat within the Senate, Chuck Schumer, says President Donald Trump is demanding billions for “an expensive, ineffective wall that the majority of Americans don’t support.”

So who’s proper?

A current Quinnipiac College ballot finds that 43 % of registered voters help constructing the wall and 54 % oppose it.

Nevertheless it’s additionally clear that Republicans are responding to sentiment inside their social gathering, as 86 % of Republicans within the survey help constructing the wall.

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1:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers are discussing border safety at a White Home lunch amid the partial authorities shutdown.

The White Home says the group consists of Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Richard Shelby of Alabama. Different visitors are Reps. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Andy Biggs of Arizona.

All are allies of Trump. Some have been urging the president to stand agency in demand for $5.7 billion to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Vice President Mike Pence, appearing chief of employees Mick Mulvaney and senior adviser Jared Kushner are also there.

Trump blames Democrats for the stalemate over wall funding that led to the shutdown that started early Saturday.

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1:15 p.m.

The Senate’s prime Democrat says the partial authorities shutdown might finish instantly if President Donald Trump abandons his demand for cash for a border wall with Mexico.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York spoke virtually instantly to Trump from the Senate flooring, saying, “If you want to open the government, you must abandon the wall.”

Democrats are refusing to settle for Trump’s $5 billion demand for wall funds. They’re providing to maintain spending at present ranges of $1.three billion for border fencing and different safety.

Schumer says Democrats are open to any proposals that don’t embrace the wall. He blames the shutdown on Trump’s “temper tantrum” after the president refused to signal an earlier bipartisan invoice to maintain authorities operating.

Congress is in a uncommon Saturday session amid the standoff as talks proceed.

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12:20 p.m.

Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell says it’s up to President Donald Trump and Democrats to attain a deal to finish the partial authorities shutdown.

The deadlock is over Trump’s demand for billions of dollars in cash for a wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.

Because the Senate returned to work Saturday, McConnell stated he hoped an settlement might be reached “sooner rather than later.”

He says any deal to re-open authorities would wish Democratic help for passage and Trump’s signature to be signed into regulation.

Talks are persevering with, however there’s no clear path ahead.

Trump needs $5.7 billion for the border wall with Mexico. Democrats are solely prepared to hold funding at present ranges, $1.three billion, for border fencing and safety, however not the wall.

One-quarter of the federal authorities shuttered starting Saturday.

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12:10 p.m.

The Home and Senate are gaveling again in for a uncommon weekend session amid a partial authorities shutdown over President Donald Trump’s demand for billions of dollars for a border wall.

Talks proceed between congressional leaders and the White Home, in accordance to a Senate Democratic aide. However no votes are scheduled Saturday.

Lawmakers are being informed they’ll have 24 hours to return to Washington to act on any proposals.

Democrats proceed to resist Trump’s $5.7 billion “concrete wall.” They’ve proposed retaining present funding, $1.three billion, for border fencing and different safety.

Trump has given shifting views on the shutdown. Each events say the president should log off on any settlement earlier than votes.

Vice President Mike Pence and different White Home officers met late Friday with Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer, Home Speaker Paul Ryan and others.

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eight:50 a.m.

Negotiations are anticipated to proceed in Washington to attempt to finish the partial authorities shutdown, and the Home and Senate have scheduled uncommon Saturday periods.

White Home finances chief Mick Mulvaney despatched company heads a memorandum telling them to “execute plans for an orderly shutdown.” He says Trump administration officers are hopeful the shutdown “will be of short duration.”

Congressional Democrats are refusing to give in to President Donald Trump’s calls for for $5 billion to begin constructing the U.S.-Mexico border wall he’s lengthy promised.

The gridlock blocks cash for 9 of 15 Cupboard-level departments and dozens of businesses, together with the departments of Homeland Safety, Transportation, Inside, Agriculture, State and Justice.

The shortage of funds will disrupt many authorities operations and the routines of 800,000 federal staff.

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eight:40 a.m.

Christmas-season gridlock has descended on the nation’s capital simply earlier than the vacation, with a partial authorities shutdown over a dispute about cash for a wall alongside the U.S.-Mexico border.

Congressional Democrats are refusing to accede to President Donald Trump’s calls for for $5 billion to begin erecting his long-promised barrier. The stalemate comes as Republicans are within the waning days of their two-year reign controlling authorities.

Vice President Mike Pence, Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and White Home price range chief Mick Mulvaney left the Capitol late Friday after hours of bargaining with congressional leaders produced no obvious compromise.

Mulvaney despatched company heads a memorandum telling them to “execute plans for an orderly shutdown.”

With negotiations anticipated to resume, the Home and Senate scheduled uncommon Saturday periods.