House Dems unveil plan to re-open government

Donald Trump

But on Sunday White House counselor Kellyanne Conway called discussion of the apparent contradiction "a silly semantic argument".

"Schumer made clear to the Vice President, in private after their Saturday meeting, that the offer would not pass the Senate, and told the Vice President that we would not consider any offer the President has not publicly endorsed, given that the President has changed his position so many times", spokesman Justin Goodman said in a statement.

Trump has taken to Twitter several times to express his viewpoint, including fresh posts Monday saying "without the Wall there can be no Border Security".

The package would provide $13.2 billion for Interior, including full funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes program, and $8.8 billion for EPA. "You see, without the Wall there can be no Border Security - the Tech "stuff" is just, by comparison, meaningless bells & whistles", he tweeted. "But we left a solid concrete wall early on in the administration, when we asked people what they needed and where they needed it", Kelly added.

House Speaker-Designate Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that on Thursday, the House would vote on a series of measures that would reopen the government.

House Democrats unveiled a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving funding for President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico, establishing an early confrontation that will test the new power dynamic in Washington. While Democrats went on vacation, he stayed at the White House and tweeted up a storm, only taking a break for a surprise trip to Iraq and Germany to visit United States troops overseas.

The wall has been at the center of an impasse that has led to a partial government shutdown that will extend into 2019.

Sheriff: Suspected cop killer 'should have been reported to ICE'
Ronil Singh , 33, a native of Fiji who dedicated his life to law enforcement, was killed in the line of duty Wednesday . According to the sheriff, his brother and co-worker who were arrested with him, were also in the country illegally .

The U.S. government has been partially shut down for about a week amid the absence of a spending bill that addresses the border wall funding demanded by President Trump.

A central issue in finding a resolution could be the definition of what constitutes a wall, including the idea of steel slats and other types of barriers versus a concrete structure. Graham said it would involve tying wall funding to the BRIDGE Act, which he and Illinois Democratic Sen. The partial government shutdown will nearly certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year, as both parties traded blame Friday and President Donald Trump sought to raise the stakes in the weeklong impasse.

"It's incredible how Democrats can all use their ridiculous sound bite and say that a Wall doesn't work", Trump said.

He said the hardline approach to illegal immigration that had seen children separated from their parents at the border was the brainchild of ex-attorney-general Jeff Sessions, who "surprised us" by announcing the move. Democrats have remained committed to blocking any funding for the wall.

The bill will go from the Democratic-controlled House to the Republican-held Senate and from there, it would need Trump's signature. "Now we have to do it the hard way, with a Shutdown".

USA leaders remain at an impasse as House Democrats plan to pass legislation Thursday that would fund numerous government agencies now shut down, but without money for a border wall that President Donald Trump insists is necessary for security.

Democrats in the House unveiled two bills Monday to fund shuttered government agencies and put hundreds of thousands of federal workers back on the job.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gunman fires on auto full of girls in Houston, killing child
Jan 01, 2019 - 17:12
Christopher Cevilla, father of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes , speaks during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Houston . Gonzalez said the girl's mother, LaPorsha Washington , 30, was wounded.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NASA spacecraft zips by most distant world ever studied
Jan 01, 2019 - 16:47
The New Horizons probe was slated to reach the "third zone" in the uncharted heart of the Kuiper Belt at around 9 am UAE time . In 2014, astronomers found Thule using the Hubble Space Telescope and selected it for New Horizon's extended mission in 2015.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Italy legend Pirlo backs Aaron Ramsey's move to Juventus
Jan 01, 2019 - 16:18
And I need this focus also from him to help us against Liverpool on Saturday and then against Fulham. Aaron Ramsey is the Gunners' longest serving player with over a decade of service to Arsenal .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Disclosed is the design of the smartphone Samsung Galaxy Lite S10
Jan 01, 2019 - 15:38
The 5G Galaxy S10 version, meanwhile, should be available in certain months at some point in the first half of 2019 . However it might not be the ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor (expected to feature on Samsung Galaxy S10 ).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Novak Djokovic Wins Fourth Mubadala Title; Equals Rafael Nadal's Record
Jan 01, 2019 - 15:26
World number 1 Novak Djokovic has won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship after defeating Kevin Anderson 2 sets to 1. Novak Djokovic won 2-1 in the final against Kevin Anderson of South Africa and claimed the title of the event.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Floyd Mayweather leaves Japanese kickboxer in tears in fight farce
Dec 31, 2018 - 19:57
Floyd Mayweather's quick finish in his latest fight has received quite the reaction from the MMA community. It looked just like you would expect a 50-0 boxing legend vs. a 20-year-old kid to look.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Antonio Brown 'still feeling discomfort,' will be game-time decision Sunday
Dec 31, 2018 - 17:55
The Ravens won't know when they'll kick off their 2019 season, or against whom, until the spring. Kitchens said he had no problem with Mayfield's actions.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Putin Travels To Scene After Four Killed In Deadly High-Rise Blast
Dec 31, 2018 - 17:27
A total of 110 people were registered as residents of the affected section of the building, regional authorities said . A spokesman said: "Six people have been pulled out of the rubble, three died, three were injured, including a child".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Dipika Kakar Wins ‘Bigg Boss 12’ and Takes Home Rs 50 Lakhs
Dec 31, 2018 - 12:58
It will be celebrity Deepika or Sreesanth or Karanvir? While Dipika leads the race with 28% votes, Sreesanth keeps close at 25%. Wow! Three cheers to Dipika for playing the game as per her instincts! "He taught me many things", the 32-year old told IANS.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea duo set to miss Crystal Palace, Southampton and Nottingham Forest games
Dec 29, 2018 - 16:59
But if he is able to play like he did in the last match in the centre, then for me it is not a problem to put him in the centre.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Koreas hold symbolic groundbreaking ceremony to link railroads across border
Dec 29, 2018 - 16:51
North Korea has repeatedly voiced displeasure about the slow progress in the reconciliatory projects agreed between their leaders. The film starts with a series of pictures of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and photos of North-South Korean summits this year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bomb Strikes Tourist Bus Near Egypt's Giza Pyramids, Kills 4
Dec 29, 2018 - 13:58
Security forces in Egypt have killed 40 suspected militants a day after four people died in a bombing on a Vietnamese tourist bus. The pyramids are one of the world's major tourist attractions, drawing nearly 15 million visitors every year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top CenturyLink outage takes down several 911 emergency services across the US
Dec 29, 2018 - 12:58
The loud message, accompanied by an emergency sound was this, according to oregonlive.com: "This is CRESA 911". People who call 911 may hear a busy signal or a recording saying, "All circuits are busy".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bandersnatch Trailer Reveals Netflix's First Black Mirror Movie
Dec 28, 2018 - 17:25
This guy also happens to be a programmer working on Bandersnatch , an adventure game based on a fictional book by author Jerome F. However, with this particular film , " Black Mirror " is kicking their already-ambitious brand of storytelling up a notch.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Amazon Alexa Lost Her Voice on Christmas Day
Dec 28, 2018 - 16:27
In April this year, Amazon disclosed that its Prime members had reached a record milestone of 100 million customers. A crashed Alexa couple only respond saying, "Sorry, I'm having trouble understanding you right now".