Senate approves back pay for federal workers when shutdown ends

No end for government shutdown in sight

Trump flew to the Texas border with Mexico to try to bolster his case for the border wall as a partial U.S. government shutdown tied to the issue stretched into its 20th day with no sign of new talks to resolve the impasse.

President Donald Trump said he could use emergency powers to bypass Congress to pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border.

Trump has started to claim that he never said during his election campaign that Mexico would directly pay for the wall: "Obviously, I never said this, and I never meant they're going to write out a check", the president told reporters at the White House on Thursday. He is seeking to use the trip to bolster his argument that a wall is needed on security and humanitarian grounds.

As he left for his border visit, the president - wearing khakis, a black jacket and a white "Make America Great Again" baseball cap - ripped into congressional Democrats, saying they have been "taken over" by members he contends "don't care about crime". Critics say Trump overstates the security risks and that the administration is at least partly to blame for the humanitarian situation.

"I have the absolute right to declare a national emergency", Trump told reporters at the White House.

After Trump stormed out of a White House meeting with congressional leaders, GOP senators privately gathered in Sen.

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But Lieu said "21st century technology, human resources, other assets to better secure our border - I think that's where we're having the conflict".

"I didn't smash the table".

Republicans could be hurt if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over border security, Sen.

Prospects for any kind of a deal appear even dimmer after Trump declared on Wednesday that a meeting with Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to discuss the shutdown was "a total waste of time". "But if we don't make a deal, I would say it would be very surprising to me if I don't declare a national emergency and just fund it through the various mechanisms - and by the way, there's more than one mechanism".

"If today, the national emergency is border security. tomorrow the national emergency might be climate change", Rubio said. Trump took issue with that characterization, denying that he acted out of anger. "But it might be the only way out of this", Manchin told reporters Thursday about an emergency declaration.

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