The House and Senate will reconvene briefly on Wednesday to mark the last day of the Republican-controlled 2017-2018 Congress, with no signs of a workable plan to end the shutdown, which is now in its second week.
A federal employee labor union is suing the USA government for requiring "essential" employees to work without pay during the partial government shutdown.
The meeting is set for 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) in the White House Situation Room, generally used for high-level security concerns such as military planning. "Senate Republicans have already supported this legislation, and if they reject it now, they will be fully complicit in chaps and destruction of the President's third shutdown of his term". "Let's make a deal?" he tweeted.
If they spurn funding bills for departments unrelated to border security, Republicans could be seen as holding those agencies and hundreds of thousands of affected employees hostage to Trump's desire for a wall, part of his hard-line immigration policies that appeal to his conservative political base.
Democrats take charge of the House of Representatives from Trump's fellow Republicans when the new 2019-2020 Congress convenes on Thursday.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, who is expected to become speaker on Thursday, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer planned to attend.
But Trump appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone seeking to bring Democrats to the table after acerbic remarks over the weekend.
"It is important to note that these bills contain no new wall funding", Pelosi said in a letter Tuesday to Democratic House members. After aides suggested there would not necessarily be a traditional wall as Trump had described since his presidential campaign, Trump insisted otherwise.
But he seemed to shift tactics later in the day, appealing to Pelosi.
"Border Security and the Wall "thing" and Shutdown is not where Nancy Pelosi wanted to start her tenure as Speaker!"
President Donald Trump said USA homeland security officials will make a plea for a southern border wall in a White House meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday, adding that he was open to working on a path to legal status for young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers.
Prior to Sanders' statement, Trump signaled he may still be willing to "make a deal" with Democrats.
It was unclear if Wednesday's meeting, arranged by Trump on Tuesday, would lead to a breakthrough. It includes a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees construction of the wall, at current levels through February 8, with $1.3 billion for border security-a figure far less than Trump requested.
The spending package also includes a second measure that would extend funding for Homeland Security through February 8. It would provide money through the remainder of the fiscal year, to September 30.
There was a silver lining for the Cardinals, who get the number one overall draft pick courtesy of finishing last. Despite a winning percentage barely above.500, Lewis is the winningest coach in Cincinnati's history.
Mayweather , who has won all 50 of his professional fights, insisted he was "still retired" after the exhibition . As for Nasukawa, he remains 28-0 in kickboxing and 4-0 in MMA, seemingly with a bright future ahead of him.
The former " Suits " star could be seen placing a protective hand on Kate's back as the pair made their way inside the gates. Last year, she became the first non-married partner to be invited to Christmas lunch at Sandringham with the Queen.
United have scored 12 goals in Solskjaer's three games and have generally impressed with attack-minded, free-flowing football. But in the last two, eight goals have been scored by the club and by six different players.
Donald Trump has 5 more days to spin his border wall story into a spaghetti bowl of cultural and racial falsehoods. Some federal workers began to feel the pain of the partial USA government shutdown on Friday.
In a special weather statement, Environment Canada said "a significant winter storm is expected Thursday night into Friday night". As of right now, it looks like we'll start off the new year with some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season thus far.
An investigation into CBP actions will be conducted by the agency's Office of Professional Responsibility, the news release said. The 7-year-old Guatemalan girl died on December 8 after reportedly experiencing dehydration and high fever.
The 5-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium was the first time United have scored five in a Premier League match since Sir Alex Ferguson's last game in charge more than five years ago. "I don't think he (Solskjaer) has stopped smiling", Young said.
But he added: 'Eden is better when he comes to play with the midfielders, it's better to open spaces for the wingers'. Eden Hazard has suggested that he will not consider extending his contract at Chelsea FC until the end of the season.
The scattered power outage has also interrupted traffic at LaGuardia Airport , with only certain flights allowed to depart. Some began looking for a scientific explanation as to why a power plant failure would produce blue light specifically.
Last season, its scientific research expeditions caught almost 600 whales in the Antarctic and the northwest Pacific. Japan will leave the International Whaling Commission, which put a moratorium on commercial whaling in the 1980s.
China allows first-ever US rice imports ahead of trade talks
The two sides have been participating in phone meetings and will continue to do so in an "intensive" manner, according to Reuters. Beijing recently announced a third round of tariff cuts, lowering the duties on more than 700 goods starting January first.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are officially married
On Wednesday, she finally confirmed that they'd tied the knot and uploaded the glorious wedding images we were all waiting for. Cyrus and Hemsworth's private wedding comes after a rocky, on-again , off-again relationship between the Last Song costars.
Stocks opening higher on Wall Street Wednesday
Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 4.84-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 3.80-to-1 ratio favoured advancers. The Nasdaq was up 4 percent and on track to wipe out Monday's losses. the S&P posted a 2.9 percent pop in afternoon trading.
Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown
Workers are not paid in full while on leave, though are customarily compensated with backdated pay once the shutdown is over. State highway workers were sent to the area Monday to erect "no parking" signs along US 70 outside the monument.
Donald Trump asks boy, 7, if he still believes in Santa
Santa does not want to rush the important job of delivering presents to children and spreading Christmas joy around the world. There's also a selection of "Santa Cam" videos , which document such things as his initial spotting at the North Pole.
Dems would OK money for border security, no wall
It looks like Christmas will be over and done with before the federal government will have a chance to get fully back to business. Asked whether he's willing to increase the price tag as long as the money is not spent on a wall, Durbin responded: "Absolutely".