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  • President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.- Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress. Trump was also expected to sign a bipartisan government spending bill approved by Congress on Thursday that would...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- President Donald Trump was poised on Friday to declare a national emergency at the U.S.- Mexico border, a move that Democrats vowed to challenge as an unconstitutional attempt to fund his proposed border wall without approval from Congress. The bill, lacking any money for his wall, is a defeat for Trump in Congress, where his demand for $5.7...

  • U.S. Army soldiers are seen from the Mexican side fortifying US-Mexico border fence with barbed wire  on November 26, 2018 in Mexicali, Mexico.

    Barring a sudden change, Trump is expected sign the spending legislation into law and prevent the second partial shutdown since December.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC on February 12, 2019.

    Congress is rushing to finalize legislation to avoid a government shutdown, but President Donald Trump has not yet committed to signing it.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- U.S. congressional negotiators on Tuesday were hopeful lawmakers would pass a deal to avert another partial government shutdown, even as it remained unclear whether Republican President Donald Trump would back an agreement containing funds for border security but not a wall. "I am cautiously optimistic that we will get this through,"...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- U.S. congressional negotiators on Monday reached a tentative deal to try to avert another partial government shutdown on Saturday, but congressional aides said it did not contain the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall. "We reached an agreement in principle" on funding border security programs through Sept. 30,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- U.S. congressional negotiators said on Monday they reached a tentative deal on border security funding to avert another partial government shutdown due to start on Saturday, but an aide said it did not include the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wants for a border wall. "We reached an agreement in principle" on funding border security...

  • "We reached an agreement in principle" on funding border security programs through Sept. 30, Republican Senator Richard Shelby told reporters. He did not say whether President Donald Trump would get any money for a U.S.- Mexico border wall. "Lowey said she had been in touch with House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who she said" has confidence I have made...

  • A construction crew works on replacing the US-Mexico border fence as seen from Tijuana, in Baja California state, Mexico, on January 9, 2019.

    A congressional source told CNBC it would put about $1.4 billion toward physical barriers, but not a wall.

  • Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy and Republican Senator Richard Shelby spoke to reporters during a break in private meetings they have been holding with two of their House of Representatives counterparts. The stalled talks restarted in the U.S. Capitol just hours before a scheduled rally in the Texas border city of El Paso, where President Donald Trump will...

  • The talks, which had broken down over the weekend, restarted in the U.S. Capitol just hours before a scheduled rally in the Texas border city of El Paso where President Donald Trump will promote his promised wall along the U.S.- Mexico border, a proposal opposed by Democrats. An anti-wall protest will greet the Republican president, led by hometown Democrat Beto...

  • The talks were scheduled to resume in Washington hours before Republican President Donald Trump plans a rally in the Texas border city of El Paso, where he is expected to promote his long-promised wall along the U.S.- Mexico border. An anti-wall protest will greet the Republican president, led by hometown Democrat Beto O'Rourke, the former congressman who is...

  • The talks were scheduled to resume in Washington hours before Republican President Donald Trump plans a rally in the Texas border city of El Paso where he is expected to promote his long-promised wall along the U.S.- Mexico border. An anti-wall protest will greet the Republican president, led by hometown Democrat Beto O'Rourke, the former congressman who in...

  • Marie Owens Powell holds a placard stating 'Pay us for our work' while demonstrating with Philadelphia Airport TSA and airport workers outside the Philadelphia International Airport on January 25, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Efforts to prevent the second funding lapse of the year have hit a roadblock ahead of the looming deadline, Democrats and Republicans are saying.

  • Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) speaks with reporters ahead of the weekly policy luncheons on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 24, 2018.

    Lawmakers' talks on border security issues to avert another U.S. government shutdown have broken down over immigration detention policies.

  • Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee ranking member Sen. Chris Coons.

    The border wall is "a piece of infrastructure," the Delaware Democrat says. "We've already got more than 600, almost 700 miles of border fencing."

  • Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., speaks with reporters in the Senate subway on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.

    Despite Shelby's confidence, it is unclear whether Trump will back an agreement reached by lawmakers.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- With little time to craft a deal over funding security operations on the U.S.- Mexico border, a bipartisan group of lawmakers was to meet in a public work-session on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump maintained a hard line on constructing a massive wall. Realistically, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have about a week to settle...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- With little time remaining to craft a deal over funding security operations on the U.S.- Mexico border, a bipartisan group of lawmakers was to meet in a public work-session on Wednesday even as President Donald Trump maintained a hard line on constructing a massive wall. Realistically, Republican and Democratic lawmakers have little more...

  • President Donald Trump conceded on Friday there was a good chance the Senate would not approve his demand for $5 billion toward funding his border wall project and that there probably would be a government shutdown beginning at midnight. "President Trump, you own the shutdown," he said on the Senate floor. " Trump had summoned Senate Republicans to the White House...