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By a vote of 411-7, the House passed a bill requiring that all government workers receive retroactive pay after the partial shutdown ends.

Visiting a border patrol station in McAllen, Trump viewed tables piled with weapons and narcotics.

House Democrats spent the week advancing spending bills to reopen shuttered parts of the federal government, but the legislation they have put forward will not include any new money for a wall and has been met with White House veto threats.

President Donald Trump is set to travel to the southern border Thursday as he continues to make his case for building a barrier along the southern border amid an ongoing partial government shutdown triggered by the president's demand for a border wall.

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"We're either going to have a win, make a compromise - because I think a compromise is a win for everybody - or I will declare a national emergency", Trump said before departing the White House for his politically flavored visit to the border.

President Trump said in an interview Thursday evening with Fox News's Sean Hannity that he has the "absolute right to declare a national emergency" if no deal is reached with Congressional Democrats.

Mr. Trump wants $5.7 billion to build the wall, which during the 2016 campaign he repeatedly promised to build once in office.

Trump is growing more frustrated as the shutdown drags on and is complaining that his aides are not offering him an exit strategy. That's according to a congressional aide and administration official familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Efforts at negotiating a broader immigration deal involving immigrants brought to the country illegally as children collapsed with little progress.

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Pelosi has not said how House Democrats would respond to Trump declaring a national emergency, but she predicted a bipartisan rejection of an attempt by the White House to skirt Congress's power.

PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks following a meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Jan. 9, 2019.

On Friday, the shutdown reached a new milestone by stretching into its 21st day and matching the record for the longest government shutdown in United States history, and for many of those federal employees work without pay or on furlough, today marks the first full paycheck they'll miss under the shutdown.

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