Congress reporter with focus on economic policy [30Januar19659:46Uhr] 19659005] President Trump warned on Wednesday The congressional negotiators would "waste their time" if they did not discuss his call for a US-Mexican border wall that led to a 35-day government deadlock that ended last week with a truce.
The President's message, which was transmitted in a morning tweet, arrived hours before the meeting of a two-sided bicameral committee for the first time in an attempt to find a compromise on the financing of border security and prevent further shutdown while the Democrats continue to resist Trump's demand.
"If the Republican and Democrat Committee, now on border security, does not talk about a wall or a physical barrier, they're wasting their time!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
If the Republican and Democrat Committee, which is now on border security, is not discussing or considering a wall or physical barrier, they are wasting their time!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 30, 2019
In a separate tweet, Trump referred to a "Fox & Friends" segment involving migrants caravans heading in the direction of Boundary – a Trump Trump's Last Month's Strategy Before Negotiations on its $ 5.7 Billion Demand Failed
Nita M. Lowey (DN.Y.), Chair of the Conference Committee's Two-Party Committee, in an interview on Tuesday refused to say whether the Democrats would support border barriers of any kind. 19659011] "You see, intelligent border security is not overly dependent on physical barriers, and they are not cost-efficient compared to better technology and more personnel," Lowey said.
Starting negotiations is the starting point Democrats will not be spending money on physical barriers, according to a Democratic consultant who asked for anonymity to discuss internal considerations. Instead, Democrats plan to find solutions that they believe will work better, including a number of technological improvements and more frontier personnel.
Expectations are low for every solution from 13:30. Meetings in the Capitol, with more speeches weighing positions than actual negotiations.
Consultative spending by parties to both parties has for years funded new and rebuilt dyke walls, fences and bollards of various types along the US-Mexico border, and some Democrats have expressed an openness to additional spending in this direction.
"I think we have said again and again that we do not support a medieval border wall from the sea to the shining sea," Deputy MP Hakeem Jeffries (DN.Y.) said House Democratic Caucus. "However, we are ready to support fencing where appropriate, but this should be done in an evidence-based manner."
The current law, which forces the government to keep the government running, includes $ 1.3 billion for new and replacement fencing extending the 2018 budget for this purpose.
The agreement announced on Friday will keep the government open until February 15 while the Congressional Committee seeks a compromise.
Trump threatened another stoppage if he did not like a package. He also raised the possibility of explaining a national emergency that could allow the military to build a border wall without the consent of the congress.
Such a move would almost certainly lead to legal problems.
Tuesday night TV appearance At night, the president's son, Eric Trump, predicted that his father would declare an emergency if the negotiations did not require sufficient funding for the border wall.
"I want him to declare an emergency," Eric Trump told host Sean Hannity of Fox News Presidential Cockpit.
No one said there was a security crisis at the US-Mexico border during a Senate hearing attended by a number of US intelligence officials.
The bipartisan congressional group Friday's deal consists of members of the House and Senate committees, with legislators more likely to compromise than stubborn positions on migration or other issues.
The White House stayed away from the committee on Tuesday, but several senators said they expected Trump and government officials to get in touch with members this week – a move that the legislature said was likely already one of them Turmoil would lead to fragile congressional talks.
Robert Costa contributed to this report.