Border Security

WASHINGTON | Each side accusing other of giving no ground on shutdown

WASHINGTON—Jan 06, 2019— A first round of talks between White House officials and congressional aides has made little progress toward ending the government shutdown, with each side accusing the other of giving no ground. More discussions were planned for Sunday, while President Donald Trump, who did not attend the negotiating session, was scheduled to be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Each side accusing other of giving no ground on shutdown

WASHINGTON | Congress leaders invited to White House for border briefing

WASHINGTON — Jan 01, 2019— President Donald Trump invited congressional leaders from each chamber to a White House briefing on border security Wednesday as the partial government shutdown wore on over funding for a border wall, with Trump tweeting: “Let’s make a deal?” The briefing would happen the day before the Democrats take control of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress leaders invited to White House for border briefing

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems would OK money for border security, no wall

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:20 a.m. A Democratic senator is making clear that Democrats have no intention of giving President Donald Trump the billions of dollars that he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The stalemate has led to a partial government shutdown that’s expended … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Dems would OK money for border security, no wall

WASHINGTON | Government careens toward shutdown after Trump’s wall demand

WASHINGTON — The federal government was careening toward a partial shutdown Friday after President Donald Trump‘s quest for a border wall left Congress without a clear plan to keep the government running past a midnight deadline. The Senate was being called back to session to consider a package approved by House Republicans late Thursday that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Government careens toward shutdown after Trump’s wall demand

WASHINGTON | The Latest: House approves wall funding as shutdown nears

WASHINGTON — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 7:58 p.m. The Republican-led House has approved funding for President Donald Trump‘s border wall in legislation that pushes the government closer to a partial government shutdown. The House voted 217-185, largely along party lines. The bill now goes to the Senate, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: House approves wall funding as shutdown nears

WASHINGTON | GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

WASHINGTON — The fight over President Donald Trump‘s $5 billion wall funds deepened Monday, threatening a partial government shutdown in a standoff that has become increasingly common in Washington. It wasn’t always like this, with Congress and the White House at a crisis over government funding. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP waits on Trump as clock ticks toward partial shutdown

WASHINGTON | Schumer says it’s up to Trump to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says it’s up to President Donald Trump whether the federal government partially shuts down at midnight Friday over his border wall. Trump has said he’d be “proud” to have a shutdown over the $5 billion he wants for the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Asked Sunday if there … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Schumer says it’s up to Trump to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — Congress is racing to avoid a partial government shutdown next Friday over President Donald Trump’s border wall. But you wouldn’t know it by the schedule, as lawmakers left town waiting for the White House’s next move. The House is taking an extended five-day weekend, returning Wednesday night. The Senate returns Monday after a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump weighs next move on border wall as shutdown looms