Trump keeps up pressure on Democrats over border wall funding

The U.S. flag flies at half-staff in honor of former President George H.W. Bush outside the Capitol in Washington D.C. Monday. Top Hill leaders planned on a stopgap funding bill to avoid a partial shutdown at the end of the week

Lawmakers plan to send a two-week extension of interim government funding to President Donald Trump this week, putting their fight over border wall funding on hold to mourn the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94, will be memorialized on Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Trump had been expected to meet Tuesday with the two top Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer of NY - to discuss how to resolve the remaining sticking points on appropriations, according to sources familiar with the talks.

The measure comes as Trump kept up pressure Monday on congressional Democrats to fund his promised border wall and threatened other actions to deter illegal immigration as negotiations continue.

The president invited the top Democratic leaders, Sen.

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Democrats have steadfastly opposed providing any more than $1.6 billion for border security, and they want no money allocated for a concrete wall on the southern border.

"No matter how many years you spread it over, $5 billion for President Trump's wasteful wall is too much money", Rep. Nita Lowey, D-New York, the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee.

While Democrats prefer a one-week extension, they likely would not object to a two-week delay, a Democratic aide said Monday. The White House is expecting that to be between 7 and 14 days, said a White House official who was not authorized to speak publicly.

President Trump said he would probably go along with a short-term funding extension, and Roll Call notes that such an extension can be passed quickly by voice vote. Schumer has suggested about $3 billion for the wall - the $1.6 billion already offered along with the remaining $1.3 billion from this fiscal year the administration has not yet spent - and has said the country shouldn't have to endure a shutdown over "Trump's temper tantrum".

Republicans leading the House and Senate support Trump's aggressive push for funding.

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Homeland Security said the section of wall the children were dropped from is a legacy fence already slated for replacement. And his supporters - that is 80 to 90 percent of Republican voters - expect Congress to act to fulfill that pledge.


Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., were scheduled to meet with the president on Tuesday, but that sit down at the White House was postponed until next week.

Hoyer then told reporters that he could he could help draft border security language in such a vague manner to appease most of his Democrat caucus.

Lawmakers say they're close to finalizing six of the remaining seven bills. The current spending agreement expires on Friday.

Most of the federal government has been funded for the fiscal year that runs through September 30, 2019, but the stalemate is over wall funds and other remaining federal agencies.

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