shutdown negotiations

Criticizing Trump, Pelosi highlights the president’s walkout in weekly press briefing
 

Pelosi: 'I don't even know if the president wants the wall'

“I think the meeting was a setup so he could walkout,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters on Thursday, referring to a Wednesday meeting at the White House regarding the continued government shutdown over border wall funding.

‘No wall, no deal,’ Pence declares, pushing for congressional action over national emergency
Courts would be involved if Trump ends up declaring national emergency, vice president acknowledges

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association rally to “Stop the Shutdown” in front of the Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

“No wall, no deal.” That’s how Vice President Mike Pence succinctly summed up the administration’s position on ending the partial government shutdown, now in its 20th day. 

“Because walls work,” Pence said Thursday during a press briefing at the Capitol.