US Govt shutdown begins as Trump & Democrats negotiate on border deals

Accordingly US government shutdown has entered a second day and it is likely to last at least until late in the week, and maybe into January, as the White House and Democrats remain at an impasse over President Donald Trump’s demand for billions of dollars in border wall funding. Meanwhile Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Senate would adjourn for regular business until Dec. 27.

Reportedly Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, warned that the shutdown may not be resolved until early January, when her party takes control of the chamber. Furthermore Vice President Mike Pence returned to the U.S. Capitol on Saturday afternoon to make an offer to the chamber’s top Democrat, Chuck Schumer of New York, but after the meeting, a spokesman for Schumer said the two sides were far from an agreement.

Pence said leaving Schumer’s office “We’re still talking”. Accordingly both sides spent Saturday dug into their positions over the terms of reopening the nine government departments who’s funding expired after Friday night. Moreover a senior Trump administration official told reporters on a conference call that Democrats must accept physical barriers on the border as part of any deal, where Trump would be willing to negotiate the type of barrier and restrictions on where construction could occur.

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