Donald Trump delivered his first prime-time address from the Oval Office Tuesday evening, speaking directly to the American people about the need to for a planned border wall with Mexico.
The Trump administration continues to seek funding to lock up even more immigrants in this abusive system, refusing to put resources into developing, testing, and ramping up community-based programs that would allow many people to go to their immigration hearings and meet their reporting obligations without being locked up.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told The Washington Post on Tuesday, "There is an opportunity for every American to see who wants government open and our responsibility is not to do what the president the United States tells us to do".
There were other signs that administration was working to control the damage from the shutdown, which has furloughed 380,000 federal workers and forced another 420,000 to work without pay. "But it's "immoral" when President Trump occupies the office". He will be meeting with them and Republican leaders in the White House Situation Room at 3 p.m. "But they are not going to fool Donald Trump who has got tougher than Pelosi and Schumer". The mounting impact of the partial shutdown, which initially was limited but will increase as more federal workers miss paychecks this cycle and services like those at national parks suffer, is likely to increase pressure on Congress and the White House to forge a deal in the coming days. But Trump rejects that legislation because it doesn't have funding for his border wall.
President Donald Trump urged congressional Democrats to fund his long-promised border wall in a somber televised address last night in which he outlined the problems the nation now faces because of the lack of a proper barrier along our southern border.
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"Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer struggle across the country to relate to Americans and that's a little bit concerning to me as a Democrat", Feldman asserted. Then-House Speaker John Boehner received time to respond to former President Barack Obama's speech on the debt ceiling on July 25, 2011.
Trump plans a visit to the border Thursday as he continues to argue for the wall that was a signature promise of his 2016 presidential campaign. "I think it is a waste of money. And I do think you have to control your borders". "But end this shutdown now".
"At the end of the day, the president's beloved border wall is the issue exclusively responsible for this irresponsible shutdown, and it is an absolute disgrace and a disservice to all Americans to allow this broken campaign promise to hold all of the key funding bills hostage", said Rep. Mike Quigley, Illinois Democrat.
But on Tuesday, all major networks agreed to air Trump's remarks live.
"I didn't hear the president say anything that would change my mind". In past shutdowns, civil servants were paid retroactively once the impasses ended.