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Category:National
Author: CATHERINE LUCEY and LISA MASCARO

No break in shutdown talks as Trump stands by border demands

Posted on:January 07, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stood by his demands for funding for a border wall Sunday as another round of shutdown talks failed to break an impasse, while newly empowered House Democrats planned to step up the pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government. Trump, who spent part of the day at Camp David for staff meetings, showed no signs of budging on his demand for $5.6 billion for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. A meeting with senior congressional aides led by Vice President Mike Pence at the White House complex yielded little progress.

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