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Democrats pass legislation to end U.S. government shutdown

04 January 2019, 07:18 | Tara Lloyd

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She was forced to navigate simmering party unease that saw dozens of House Democrats and candidates signalling a desire for change at the top.

"A wall is an immorality between countries".

"We're not doing a wall". "Does anybody have any doubt about that?"

"Anywhere that you look where we have built walls they have worked".

President Donald Trump warned Wednesday the USA federal government may not fully reopen any time soon, as he stood firm on his demand for billions of dollars in funding for a border wall with Mexico.

But the Republican-led Senate appears unlikely to consider the Democratic funding bills.

The Homeland bill is where debate over border funds occur, and Democrats argue a stopgap extending fiscal 2018 funding would bide them time to continue negotiations while keeping the government open.

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Shortly afterward, the House voted to approve a legislative package made up of six full-year spending bills to reopen other shuttered parts of the federal government. The vote was 241-190. A handful of Republicans broke ranks on each measure to vote "yes" with the Democrats.

Pelosi has faced pressure from some incoming Democrats who have been willing to talk about the possibility of impeachment proceedings against Trump. In remarks following the White House briefing, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged Republicans to support the plan - as the Senate GOP did before the shutdown started late last month.

Members are sworn in in the House of Representatives during the opening session of the 116th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

McCarthy told the lawmakers that voters often wonder if Congress is "still capable" of solving problems, and as he passed the gavel to Pelosi he said this period of divided government is "no excuse for gridlock". The White House then floated $2.5 billion in funding, but Democrats rejected that offer. "What I'm talking about is the $5.6 billion that the House approved".

The Democrats' provisions would have ended President Trump's Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy which blocks taxpayer funds to non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortion overseas.

Democratic congressional leaders said they will head to the White House Friday at 11:30 am (1430 GMT) in a bid to break the impasse, but lawmakers have warned the shutdown could extend for several more days, even weeks.

McConnell said the Senate will not take up any proposal that does not have a real chance of getting Trump's signature. President Trump previously cut off USA funding to UNFPA due to its participation in coercive abortion and involuntary sterilization in China.

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"We have no illusions that our work will be easy, that all of us in this chamber will always agree", she said.

Meadows said he's reached out to the Democratic principals and received responses but did not elaborate. The Republican side in the House is still made up mostly of white men, and in the Senate Republicans bolstered their ranks in the majority. "I actually think it's bad politics, but I'm not thinking of the politics".

Perhaps Gardner can simply see the writing on the "wall". "We're negotiable in what kind of structure that is". ICE has been doing an incredible job in deporting a lot of these people back to their countries. -Mexican border wall - opposed by Democrats - as part of any legislation funding government agencies.

The California Democrat has spent her political career being underestimated, only to prove the naysayers wrong.

"No, no. Nothing for the wall", Pelosi said in an interview aired on Thursday on NBC's "Today" show. There are more women than ever before, and a new generation of Muslims, Latinos, Native Americans and African-Americans in the House is creating what academics call a reflective democracy, more aligned with the population of the United States. "It's a wall between reality and his constituents and his supporters", she said, listing a number of grievances with the president's policies.

"They only want to impeach me because they know they can't win in 2020, too much success!" "He's a master of diversion".

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