Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown

Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown

Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown

The House is set to vote on bills to fund portions of the government that have been shuttered as a part of the shutdown, including national parks, and housing and transportation, as well as agriculture.

Visiting a border patrol station in McAllen, Trump viewed tables piled with weapons and narcotics. On the flip side, Cavuto also thinks Democrats are being disingenuous, sounding less concerned about border dangers than they did just a few months ago.

The President continues to insist on more than $5 billion in funding for a border wall, and congressional Democrats refuse to provide it. The Senate approved the bill unanimously Thursday.

As the shutdown has dragged on, the President has increasingly talked about the possibility of declaring a national emergency in an effort to secure border funding, a move that would be expected to face legal challenge if it happened.

"Time for President [Trump] to use emergency powers to build wall/barrier", Graham said via Twitter on Thursday.

The wall was the central promise of Trump's winning campaign in 2016.

But not everyone in the administration is on board.

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The White House has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to comb through its budget in search of money for the wall, including looking at $13.9 billion in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, Texas and more than a dozen other states.

Defense Department officials had already been poring over data on more than $10 billion in military construction projects to determine how much of it would be available for emergency spending this year.

It was not clear what a compromise might entail, and there were no indications that one was in the offing.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer forcefully rebutted the President in a speech of their own Tuesday where Pelosi accused Trump of "holding the American people hostage" to his demands. "This is a national emergency, if you look what's happening".

Today marks the 21st day of the partial shutdown that started days before Christmas over a standoff between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over funding for the President's long-promised border wall.

The ongoing partial government shutdown hit a new milestone on Friday by matching the record for the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

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