The Democrats Plan to Vote on Thursday to End the Shutdown

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Democrats note that the creation of a physical barrier to keep migrants from entering the country illegally is a waste of money, and instead offer a system of modern electronic measures along the border.

After digging in on border wall funding and forcing a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is now asking: "Let's make a deal?". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he will only put a bill on the floor if President Trump will support and sign it. I'm not going to blame you for it.

In an interview with Fox News, aired on Monday, the president said he is "ready, willing and able" to find a solution to the political impasse that led to the shutdown.

"I'm in the White House". Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) called the Democrats' plans a "non-starter".

McKinley said Trump is right for not agreeing to a compromise with less border security funding.

The partial U.S. government shutdown will nearly certainly be handed off to a divided government to solve in the new year. Thus far workers have not missed a paycheck, but that will begin to happen if the shutdown is not resolved soon. The agency said that "work required for the protection of life and property will continue, as will any work related to spectrum auctions, which is funded by auction proceeds".

Trump refers to the partial government closure as the "Schumer shutdown".

Democrats, who won control of the House in the November elections, plan to approve on Thursday a two-part spending package meant to end the shutdown.

"The Democrats will probably submit a Bill, being cute as always, which gives everything away but gives NOTHING to Border Security, namely the Wall", Trump said in a New Year's Eve Twitter comment.

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Robertson, whose team thrashed Arsenal 5-1 on Saturday, acknowledged the importance of the clash. His words echo his manager's. "We need to do this progress". "We did well so far", he said.

Trump and Democratic lawmakers have not held any negotiations for days over the dispute.

The House package includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees, overriding a recent decision by President Donald Trump.

"To be honest, it's not a wall", Mr Kelly said, adding the mix of technological enhancements and "steel slat" barriers the president now wants along the border resulted from conversations with law enforcement professionals on the ground.

The meeting will include the top two leaders in each party and each chamber.

A coalition of advocacy groups, including the ACLU, sent Pelosi and Schumer a letter Friday opposing extending funding for the Department of Homeland Security for a full year, citing concerns that such an approach "clearly funds Trump's wall project and must be rejected". "Mexico & Canada will also thrive - good for all!" the president said. He chided Democrats for leaving Washington while he remained in the Oval Office, eager to make a deal.

McChrystal was forced to resign in 2010 after making disparaging comments about Obama administration officials in a Rolling Stone article. Earlier Tuesday, the president ripped into Democrats for insisting they won't fund it.

In a second tweet, he said: "The Democrats, much as I suspected, have allocated no money for a new Wall".

Senators are set to weigh from 4 p.m. (2100 GMT) a bill passed by the House that provides $5 billion in funding for the wall.

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