Capitol Hill leaders to attend White House briefing on border

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An American flag flies over Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, as lawmakers return from a 7-week break. Election-year politics will rule the congressional calendar when lawmakers return from a seven-week recess. Congress will have a little more than four weeks in session beginning Tuesday before the November election, or around 20 days. […]

WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?”

The shutdown began Dec. 22. Funding for Trump’s pet project, a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, has been the sticking point in passing budgets.

The briefing is scheduled for 3 p.m. EST Wednesday, the day before Democrats assume control of the House.

Pelosi has said that Democrats will pass legislation to reopen government but not provide funding for a wall.

The White House is calling the Democratic plan a “non-starter,” saying it fails to secure the border and puts the needs of other countries above the needs of its own citizens.

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1/2/2019 12:09:04 AM (GMT -5:00)

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