Trump to travel to Southern border Thursday, Sarah Sanders says

Museums are among the attractions closed because of the shutdown

The partial government shutdown is on its 17th day.

Here are five facts about Trump's emergency powers and the border wall. We are now planning a Steel Barrier rather than concrete. It is both stronger & less obtrusive. The White House said money was not discussed in depth, but the administration was clear about the need for a wall and the goal of resolving the shutdown all at once, not piecemeal.

Not all Republicans agree with Trump's insistence on keeping many government agencies shuttered until the border debate is resolved.

"I think the president would be wide open to a court challenge saying, 'Where's the emergency?' " Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told ABC. A national address directed toward explaining the border crisis and why a wall would help would go a long way toward forcing Democrats on the defensive - and toward creating political cost for their inaction. He is the former chief White House correspondent for the network.

On Sunday, Trump pledged not to bend in his demand for $5.6 billion to pay for the wall but said the barrier could be made of steel instead of concrete as a potential compromise with Democrats who refuse to fund it. Democrats have opposed funding a wall they have called "immoral" and impractical ― but the wall's material has not been their sticking point.

He tells reporters as he departs the White House for meetings at Camp David that he'll be asking the companies to design "a attractive steel product" and "we'll use that as our barrier". Trump has asked for $5.6 billion.

"The Army Corps of Engineers is dialed in on doing this cost effectively and with the right amount of urgency as to where we can build additional stand-up walls quickly and then get after the threat", Shanahan said.

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A section of the reinforced U.S. -Mexico border fence on the Otay Mesa area, San Diego County, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico, Jan. 6, 2019.

Trump said Sunday he can "relate" to the workers missing paychecks starting this week, but said he expects the 800,000 workers "that are on the receiving end will make adjustments".

White House officials affirmed Trump's funding request in a letter to Capitol Hill after a meeting Sunday with senior congressional aides led by Vice President Mike Pence at the White House complex yielded little progress.

In a rambling Rose Garden appearance on Friday, Trump described his meeting with congressional leaders as productive, after Democrats claimed otherwise. -Mexican border Thursday to get a first-hand look at the country's efforts to thwart illegal immigration, the White House announced Monday.

"I may declare a national emergency dependent on what's going to happen over the next few days", Trump told reporters as he left the White House for Camp David. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on CBS' "Face the Nation".

The US government has endured a partial shutdown for almost three weeks after Trump refused to approve a funding bill because it did not include more than $5 billion to build a wall along the border with Mexico. The New York Times firstreported Trump's desire to address the nation. These workers typically receive back pay after a shutdown ends, but it is not guaranteed.

Trump's recent remarks about a possible emergency declaration appear to reiterate remarks he made days ago at a January 4 open press conference in the Rose Garden.

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