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PoliticsHouse prepares to break for weekend, all but ensuring longest shutdown in U.S. history

19:40  11 january  2019
19:40  11 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

Government Shutdown Could Soon Become Longest on Record

Government Shutdown Could Soon Become Longest on Record If a deal isn't struck by the end of this week and the shutdown stretches into Saturday, it will become the longest government shutdown on record. Despite numerous meetings at the White House over the weekend between staffers of congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence, acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, negotiations seem to have yielded little progress. President Donald Trump later tweeted that “not much headway” was made, while Pence called the meeting "productive.

President Trump cast fresh doubt Friday on whether he would declare a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border, leaving lawmakers waiting for the president’ s next move as the government shutdown became the longest in U . S . history .

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The House prepared to break for the weekend Friday, all but ensuring the partial government shutdown would become the longest in U.S. history, while President Trump continued his efforts to sway public opinion on the need for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

The Democratic-led House held its final votes of the week Friday morning on a pair of bills, one of which would open more departments of government — but was already declared dead-on-arrival in the GOP-controlled Senate. The other bill would ensure federal workers who are furloughed receive back pay once the government reopens.

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The ongoing partial government shutdown entered its 22nd day on Saturday, breaking the record to become the longest government shutdown in US history .

The current government shutdown is now the second- longest in U . S . history . Vice President Mike Pence rushed to the Capitol to meet with Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, searching for a plan to break an impasse that Mr. Trump has shown little interest in defusing.

About 800,000 workers missed a paycheck Friday as the impasse between Trump and Democrats stretched into its 21st day. Without a dramatic turn of events, the shutdown would become one for the record books at midnight.

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As of late Friday morning, there were no signs of serious negotiations underway. Trump took to Twitter to tout his high-profile trip to the border on Thursday, writing that “I just got back and it is a far worse situation than almost anyone would understand, an invasion!”

“The Democrats, Cryin’ Chuck and Nancy don’t know how bad and dangerous it is for our ENTIRE COUNTRY,” Trump wrote, referencing Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

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Federal government employees gathered near the White House in a rally to end the shutdown . The rally was organized by federal employee labor unions. USA TODAY.

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Trump asserted that without a wall — or steel barrier — “Our Country cannot be safe.”

Pelosi said Friday that Democrats have not felt any political pressure yet to give in on his wall demands.

“No, except to stay firm,” she said.

She dismissed Trump’s negotiating style as one destined to fail. “His version of a negotiation is do everything I want,” she said.

Other Democrats pushed back in television appearances and speeches on the floor.

“One person is responsible for shutting down government: Donald Trump,” House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) told his colleagues, arguing that Democrats are open to tightening border security but were not going to “waste money” on what he characterized as an antiquated approach advocated by Trump.

Hoyer referenced comments last month by Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) in which he described Trump’s call for a border wall as a “metaphor.”

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The partial government shutdown became the longest in modern U . S . history on Sunday as the impasse over In a White House meeting on border security Friday, President With Congress out of town for the weekend , the current funding lapse has eclipsed the shutdown that stretched from Dec.

Government shutdown sets record as longest in U . S . history . Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R) and Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (C) speak to the media, Thursday, as lawmakers prepare to vote on a new budget resolution to avert a government shutdown .

“If it is a metaphor for security, we’re in,” Hoyer said.

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The House broke for the weekend Friday, all but ensuring that the partial government shutdown would become the longest in U . S . history , while President Trump continued his efforts to sway public opinion on the need for a U . S .-Mexico border wall. The Democratic-led House held its final votes of

That shutdown was one of the longest in U . S . history . The failure to fund the government by midnight Friday could create a closure that lasts into the new year, when Democrats take majority control of the House . Nine federal departments will be shuttered as the government shuts down this weekend .

House Republicans criticized Democrats for going through the motions of passing the latest in bills to reopen parts of the government unrelated to border security. The bill taken up Friday would reopen the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, National Parks Service and several other agencies.

The bill passed 240-179, with 10 Republicans joining all Democrats in the chamber supporting it.

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) called the exercise “a charade” because Senate leaders have already indicated they don’t plan to vote on the bill, and Trump has said he won’t sign it.

“If anybody thinks this is accomplishing anything, it’s not,” Cole said.

“We’ve wasted the week because our friends can’t sit down and split the difference,” he added. “I don’t think anyone looks particularly good in this. ... This will end another sad week in this chamber.”

As part of an effort to continue to build a public case for the wall, Vice President Pence was scheduled Friday to deliver remarks to U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees.

Later Friday afternoon, Trump is holding what is billed as a “roundtable discussion on border security” at the White House with state, local, and community leaders.

Paul Kane contributed to this story.

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