Mulvaney: Pelosi stalling shutdown talks over House speaker bid

Posted December 29, 2018

Earlier Thursday, when the House gaveled in for a few minutes, Rep. Jim McGovern loudly asked for unanimous consent to bring up the Senate-passed legislation to avoid a partial shutdown, the same legislation Trump has refused to support.

Democrats, meanwhile, blamed Trump for "plunging the country into chaos" and noted that, weeks ago, Trump said he would be "proud" to "own" a shutdown over border wall funding. On Thursday, Trump sent out a flurry of tweets accusing Democrats of obstruction over the dispute, suggesting their opposition was purely about "not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win".

As long as the wall debate holds up approval of a wider spending bill, about 800,000 federal employees are not getting salaries and non-essential parts of the government are unable to function.

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Federal workers and contractors forced to stay home or work without pay are experiencing mounting stress from the impasse, which is hung up on President Trump's demand for money to build a border wall.

The House passed a stopgap funding bill on December 20 that included $5.7 billion to construct a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border, however, with a 51-seat majority, Republicans fell short of the necessary 60 votes needed to send it to President Donald Trump's desk for signature.

The shutdown is now likely to last into the new year when Democrats will retake control of the House of Representatives. Democratic leaders have vowed to solve the shutdown and usher in a new era of responsible government despite fraught relations with the Trump White House. The Senate bill contains $1.3 billion for border security excluding any concrete wall.

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While threatening "obstructionist Democrats" and harping on the loss of "soooo much money" each year to Mexico over NAFTA, Trump said he would be in favor of a southern border shutdown, both as a means to halt immigration and cut off trade ties with Mexico.

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When the Democrats officially take over the House on January 3, Pelosi is expected to get final approval as the next speaker of the House.

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