Shutdown impasse drags on
As government shutdown enters record books for longevity, President Trump threatens emergency declaration to secure border wall funding
of Congress had left town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void.
He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could break the impasse, free up money for his wall without congressional approval and kick off legal challenges and a political storm over the use of that extraordinary step. A day earlier, he said he was not ready to do it “right now.”
Lawmakers are due back in Washington from their states
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President Donald Trump attends a roundtable discussion on border security with local leaders, Friday Jan. 11, 2019.