In news around America, it’s been almost one week since part of the government ran out of money. Today — negotiations have officially resumed on Capitol Hill. But the question remains, is there a deal in sight? Fox News correspondent Ray Bogan has the details.
It’s day six of a partial government shutdown. And we’re still waiting for any action from congress — with Washington still locked in a fight over border security.
Cassidy says: “If you’re asking me if Schumer will move, I don’t know that, I don’t know his mind. Should he move? Absolutely. It won’t be nearly as far as he’s been before, and I think it would be good for our country.”
Republicans are digging in with the president on his fight for more money for a border wall. President Trump has been demanding $5 billion for a border wall along the U.S.- Mexico border. Today he showed no signs of backing down on that demand, tweeting in part: “Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country.”
The president also blamed last month’s federal court decision on DACA for the impasse. Also tweeting: “After ruling, Dems dropped deal – and that’s where we are today, Democrat obstruction of the needed Wall.
But democrats still insist this is the doing of the GOP. Senate minority whip Dick Durbin firing back on twitter today — calling President Trump’s border wall medieval. Saying, “This will end when the President and Republicans want it to.”
Congress formally went back into session Thursday afternoon. However, house members have already been advised not to expect any votes this week… Suggesting the shutdown could draw into the new year.
The border is expected to remain in the spotlight with high-profile visits expected in the coming days. DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will head south tomorrow. President Trump said he also wants to visit before the state of the union.
In Washington, Ray Bogan, Fox News.