White House: Trump intends to complete shutdown

Trump intends to cancel shutdown

Baku. 2 January. REPORT.AZ / US President Donald Trump is aimed to reach an agreement with Congress which would provide resumption of the work of the Federal government and the allocation of money for the construction of a fence on the southern border of the United States. Report informs citing the TASS that the due statement came by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

"The President invited the Republican and Democratic congressional leaders to a border security briefing at the White House on January 2, which will be held by representatives of Department of Homeland Security ", she said.

According to Sanders, the plan, which was presented by the leader of the Democrats In the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi, "will not allow to resume the work of the government, because it is not able to ensure the protection of the border." A spokesman for the White house accused the Democrats of refusing to compromise.

Notably, several US federal agencies partially suspended their activity (entering the so-called 'shutdown' mode) on December 22 after the Congress failed to agree the new budget.

US President Donald Trump does not intend to sign the budget unless it includes USD 5 bn to fund the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, while democrats are not ready to support the document envisaging such costs.

The US congress is expected to get back to the budget revision on January 3. 

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