Mulvaney said the White House is "seeing Democrats starting to agree with the president" on the need for a wall along almost 400 kilometers of the 3,200-kilometer U.S. -Mexico border, a stretch where Trump has demanded $5.7 billion in taxpayer funding for some type of barrier.
Aides said the president believes there are Democrats willing to work on border security and that the bipartisan negotiators on Capitol Hill will draw in a more diverse range of views.
Payroll providers vary by agency, he said, so some employees may get paid earlier than others.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said negotiations will continue, but instead of saying things like walls or barriers, he uses terms like border security and Homeland Security bill.
The president also thanked the government workers who were forced to live without pay and said they will receive backpay.
It seems, Roberts added, that "a lot of Democrats think that he capitulated here because he really came away from 35 days of a government shutdown with nothing more than he could've had at least two weeks ago, when Sen".
The measures would offer back pay to 800,000 federal workers going without paychecks since the government closed on December 22. The short-term bill that Trump signed Friday reopening government will lapse February 15. By Friday morning, with airports reporting increased shutdown-related flight delays and more workers recounting their personal financial crises, Schumer and McConnell were on the phone talking details.
"We're going to move forward with our legislative agenda, because we can't afford not to, the country is hungry for us to act", said Representative Dan Kildee, a Michigan Democrat who's a new member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee.
'It will allow us to then debate without hostage taking, without temper tantrum, without anything, how we can best debate border security, get that done, hopefully, by February 8 and keep the government open. He said if he didn't get a fair deal from Congress, the government would shut down again on February 15 or he would use his executive authority to address what he has termed "the humanitarian and security crisis" on the southern U.S. border. Days after Trump marked the midpoint of his term, the shutdown highlighted the disquieting side effects of his unconventional governing style and the trials that lie ahead for him in dealing with emboldened Democrats. Will not be easy to make a deal, both parties very dug in.
"The president thought he could crack Democrats and he didn't, and I hope it's a lesson for him". The bill he signed did not provide the money Trump wanted for a barrier, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called "immoral" and has insisted Congress will not finance.