Donald Trump Faults Republican Leadership for Broken Promise on Wall Fight

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Under the McConnell proposal, the government would be funded until February 8 and Trump would get border security funding at the current level, which does not include money to build a new wall.

"I don't know that anybody ever has any assurances from the White House on things like this", Pelosi said.

But House Republicans emerged from a closed-door meeting Thursday morning with mixed signals on whether the President would support the measure, as it faces significant opposition from conservatives who are demanding the President's request for $5 billion be fulfilled.

The House of Representatives would then have to pass the bill and hope Trump signs it into law.

"He [Trump] campaigned on the wall" in 2016, Meadows said.

Now, the White House seems to be back to its original position.

"The president many months ago said he wouldn't sign another funding bill unless we gave him wall funding".

But it is seen as a defeat for the president, who had argued strenuously for new funding for a wall that he insists would check illegal immigration. We protect nations all over the world, but Democrats are unwilling to protect our nation.

"Prudent management requires that agencies be prepared for the possibility of a lapse".

Without resolution, more than 800,000 federal employees could be furloughed or ordered to work without pay days before Christmas.

Trump is hardly the first president to be confronted with the challenges of passing a legislative priority through Congress, but the lack of progress on an issue so closely identified with his bid for the White House may prove to be a costly failure.

"He will not sign the bill that came up from the Senate last evening", Ryan said. Trump said in a morning tweet.

The leader of the conservative House Freedom Caucus is urging President Donald Trump to veto a stopgap spending plan that would avoid a partial government shutdown set to begin early Saturday.

But instead of resolving the budget impasse with a funding bill to keep several federal agencies operating through next September, the end of this fiscal year, the Senate on Wednesday approved only a seven-week extension of existing funds. "It didn't happen!" he wrote after a phone conversation with House Speaker Paul Ryan. The temporary measure offers just US$1.3 billion (NZ$1.9 billion) for border security fencing and other improvements.

Many Trump supporters are frustrated that he appears to have retreated on his shutdown threats over wall funding. The White House has refused to say whether he would still travel there if the shutdown occurs. "However, Congress has provided options under Title 10 U.S. Code that could permit the Department of Defense to fund border barrier projects, such as in support of counter drug operations or national emergencies". "If you veto this bill we'll be there", Meadows said, concluding remarks after a dozen House Freedom Caucus members spoke on the House floor. Still, it's unclear whether President Trump will sign the bill. Congress needs to agree on the measure by Friday at midnight, or parts of the government will shut down.

Trump accused Democrats in a Twitter post earlier on Wednesday of being willing to fund everything but "border security and the military", while his senior adviser Kellyanne Conway took Republican lawmakers to task for not pushing harder on the issue. "Let's build the wall and make sure that we do our job in Congress", he continued.

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