Stop-gap measure brings temporary end to government shutdown — IN Focus


But he maintained that Trump was ready to use emergency powers to secure the border if Democrats continued to baulk at his demands. "He does take this very seriously". No, I have been very clear.

The president has said that he could declare a national emergency to fund the border wall unilaterally if Congress does not provide the money.

Mulvaney says some Democrats agree with President Trump's plan to better secure the border, but said they couldn't work with the White House as long as there was a partial government shutdown.

As the negotiations begin anew, lawmakers from both parties stuck to their positions on Sunday, with Republicans echoing Trump's call for a wall and Democrats rejecting the possibility. "What I'd said to the President is when government is open, we will discuss a mutually agreeable date".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders added that the president will be "moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats" after February 15. "We know that it's going up", Mulvaney said. "What we want to support over the next few weeks is 21st century border security". Let's figure out a way to do it properly, but we can't do with it the government closed.

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However, Scalise said the president could deliver the State of the Union early next week, and that it should be done in the House.

Representative Gil Cisneros, a freshman Democrat who won a previously Republican-held seat in California, said he and others in his party want to focus on their campaign issues: protecting people with pre-existing health conditions, enacting gun-control laws and environmental protection measures.

Roberts, sitting in for host Chris Wallace on Sunday, asked Mulvaney bluntly, "So, did the president cave to Democrats?"

"Ultimately he'll be judged by what happens at the end of this process, not by what happened this week", Mulvaney said on Fox.

"I think we have a good chance" of reaching an agreement, Trump said. That makes her a formidable opponent in what looms as a perilous two years for the White House before the 2020 election.

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He is also holding out the possibility of taking executive action.

"It's a lesson I have certainly learned in my time here". Keep in mind, why is that number? It's what the experts have told him, ' he said. "The president wants to give this one more shot". He was in D.C., which he tried to leave to go to Europe and the Middle East last week.

And he refused to answer a question on whether or not Trump would take less than the $5.7 billion.

"The president of the United States made a condition precedent that that border funding would be there, he withdrew that condition precedent", Dobbs stated firmly. The Trump administration is on the defensive this week after some conservative commentators - like Ann Coulter - said the president has capitulated again to Democrats.

'More than $5.7 billion.

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In this January 2, 2019, file photo White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. His favorability ratings plummeted and he faced a near rebellion from GOP senators, who bluntly told Vice President Mike Pence a day before Trump yielded that it was time to end the standoff.