President Trump Says He's Ready to Negotiate With Democrats

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And it does not include the $5 billion Trump has demanded, instead allocating $1.3 billion for border security and fencing.

The two-part package will include a bill to keep funding for the Department of Homeland Security at current levels through February 8 with US$1.3 billion (1.02 billion pounds) for border security, as well as measures to fund other shuttered agencies through the September 30 end of the current fiscal year, Democratic congressional aides said on Monday. And last week, he blamed House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi for the impasse that led to the shutdown.

Talks have been at a stalemate for more than a week, after Democrats said the White House offered to accept $2.5 billion for border security. "A lot of people are looking to get their paycheck, and so I'm ready to go anytime they want".

Nancy Pelosi, the presumptive incoming House speaker, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have laid out their proposals to end the shutdown, which the House is expected to pass just hours after the new Congress is sworn in. "Mexico & Canada will also thrive - good for all!" the president said.

He added that his campaign promise to the build the wall still stands and that his war with Democrats over a Congressional budget will yield the physical barrier that he mentioned in countless campaign speeches.

It will also include six other bipartisan bills - some that have already passed the Senate - to fund the departments of Agriculture, Interior, Housing and Urban Development and others closed by the partial shutdown.

Democratic leaders haven't publicly said whether they'll accept the invitation.

"A lot of people are looking to get their pay checks", the president said of government workers who will not be paid during the funding lapse, which began on December 22. But a big sticking point is the word wall.

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There will be another chance for light snow over much of the state next Monday for New Year's Eve. "So this is my time", he said. Numerous roads were closed Thursday in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Kansas, and Iowa. "I'm not trying to spend it in the airport".

"For those that naively ask why didn't the Republicans get approval to build the Wall over the previous year, it is because IN THE SENATE WE NEED 10 DEMOCRAT VOTES, and they will gives us "NONE" for Border Security!", he tweeted.

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives plan to vote on Thursday on a funding package to end the 10-day-old partial U.S. government shutdown, without providing the $5 billion President Donald Trump has demanded for a U.S. -Mexico border wall.

Trump has taken to Twitter several times to express his viewpoint, including fresh posts Monday saying "without the Wall there can be no Border Security". When he spoke to Pete Hegseth on Monday night, Trump blasted the "pure obstruction" while talking up the border wall as a crucial element of national security. A recent poll conducted by Reuters indicated that President Trump is bearing the brunt of the blame with the public for the shutdown; however, the three most recent government shutdowns appear to have not been major factors in the 2010, 2014, and 2018 elections.

President Trump has invited congressional leaders to a briefing Wednesday on "border security" at the White House, congressional sources confirm.

The White House did not respond to multiple requests for comment on the House proposal.

"An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED, as has been reported by the media", Trump tweeted.

To retaliate over the Democrats' refusal to fund the wall, Trump is refusing to sign a wider spending package.

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