Senate passes bill guaranteeing back pay for workers after shutdown ends

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Sen. Marco Rubio: National Emergency Move Could Hurt GOP

Not only does this contradict statements of that very ilk that Trump often exclaimed during his 2016 presidential campaign, it comes at the same time the president is facing mounting pressure for the ongoing federal government shutdown, instigated over his demands for money for the wall.

"The president's not going to back down", he added.

President Trump on the partial government shutdown and efforts to reach a compromise on border wall funding.

"And so I want to ease their anxiety about that particular possibility".

"If today, the national emergency is border security. tomorrow the national emergency might be climate change", Rubio said.

Trump had been expected to make a brief appearance at the influential get-together, attended by many world leaders, but said that opposition Democratic "intransigence" required him to stay home. "I said bye-bye, nothing else works!" "They are", Trump said, going on to repeat his repeatedly debunked claim that Mexico would pay for the wall through the newly-revised NAFTA trade deal, now known as the USMCA agreement, still unapproved by Congress.

"I would like to do a much broader form of immigration", he said in Texas.

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He added how the Canadian governments and taxpayers also provided $11 billion in subsidies to GM at a time when it faced near bankruptcy a decade ago.

White House officials, even those who feel they've "won" the shutdown messaging so far, say they believe things will take a turn starting Friday, when hundreds of thousands of federal workers won't receive their paychecks.

The proposal mirrored a measure the Senate rejected a year ago after opposition from the White House and senior adviser Stephen Miller.

I would just say three words to my friend the majority leader: Open the government. "Somebody has got to get some energy to fix this", Graham said.

But throughout the day, the frustrated president also repeated his threat to declare a national emergency and give himself authority to go around Congress if he can't get approval for the wall.

There have been signs in the past week that cracks are emerging among Senate Republicans with several GOP senators saying that they would support ending the partial shutdown even without a border wall deal. Illustrating the danger, Mexican authorities said on Thursday they had found 21 bodies after a gang shootout in Miguel Aleman, a town about 270 kilometres across the border from McAllen, Texas.

"We have to recognize something because my head's going to explode", Deutsch said during a discussion on Thursday's edition of Morning Joe. We're not going to commit any crimes.

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