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Report: Trump, Leadership to Meet on Ending Shutdown

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President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Michael Reynolds/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 08 January 2019 05:28 PM

President Donald Trump and congressional leaders will gather Wednesday to talk about how to end a stalemate over border wall funding and reopen the government, The Hill reported.

Citing unnamed sources, The Hill reported top GOP and Democratic lawmakers and the president will take another stab at ending an impasse that triggered a partial government shutdown Dec. 22. 

The meeting comes a day after Trump's Oval Office address to the nation in which he is expected to make the case for funding a wall at the southern border.

Democrats have asserted they will not support Trump's $5.7 billion request for a barrier.

"I think they think they're [Democratic leaders] winning this battle and can hold out longer than the president," one administration official told The Hill.

According to The Hill, Vice President Mike Pence, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought were expected to attend a special House GOP conference meeting Tuesday — and would encourage GOP lawmakers against joining Democrats in voting for the individual spending bills slated to be taken up on the floor later this week.

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In an effort to end a stalemate over border wall funding and reopen the government, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders will gather Wednesday, according to The Hill.
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