Speaker Pelosi: No wall money in USA border deal talks

Speaker Pelosi: No wall money in USA border deal talks

Speaker Pelosi: No wall money in USA border deal talks

That shutdown was also sparked by Trump's insistence that any spending bill must include funds for a border wall. This is a departure from recent White House efforts to politically label the wall as a steel barrier or a fence of some kind, rather than portraying it as a singular concrete structure across the border. Trump has signaled that a peace deal would allow the United States to withdraw troops from Afghanistan after 17 years of war triggered by the September 11, 2001, attacks.

"Well, I'm saying listen closely to the State of the Union, I think you'll find it very exciting", Trump said.

He claimed that Mexico's soaring murder rate was reason enough to build the wall.

"Well, if they come out with a bipartisan consensus, of course", Pelosi said. Republican Senator Richard Shelby said that "if the speaker, the president and everybody, the leaders of our parties in the Senate, would let us, the appropriators, do our job, we could do this".

Republicans on the committee, however, remain publicly optimistic about the prospect of securing border-wall funds. "We haven't declared the national emergency yet, but we're building the wall".

Democrats are offering further details of their border security plan.

"I've actually always gotten along with her, but now I don't think I will any more", Trump told The New York Times in the interview to be published Friday.

"Just digging your heels in and saying, 'You're not getting a dime to replace, to fix or, God forbid, to expand the over 600 miles of fencing, barrier and wall that already exist is pure spite on Nancy Pelosi's part", Rivera said on "Fox & Friends" Friday.

Trump told reporters Thursday that he ended the shutdown, which had affected about 800,000 federal workers, because "people were getting hurt".

Democratic negotiators unveiled a detailed opening position containing no money for additional physical barriers on the border to control the flow of undocumented immigrants and illegal drugs. The president claimed that Ryan said congressional Republicans would back the president's bid for money in return for him not vetoing a spending bill a year ago.

The Democrats' offer includes $98 million for 1,000 new customs officers, $675 million for more imaging technology at land ports of entry, $400 million for other border technology procurement and $502 million for humanitarian aid for migrants.

The comparable figure in the Senate Republicans' proposal, backed by Trump, is $55.1 billion, with $5.56 billion of that designated as an emergency for border security to get around spending caps.

Amid these threats, the RNC last week unanimously voted for a resolution of "undivided support" for Trump and his presidency. He demurred Thursday when asked about doing so by the Times but said that, whatever avenue he pursues, Pelosi would not be able to block him. "I've set the stage for doing what I'm going to do".

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