24 January, 2023

Meeting ends without agreement between President Donald Trump and Democrats

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Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

President Donald Trump and the New Democratic Party leadership failed to reach an agreement to end the partial government shutdown US, after a meeting between the two sides made Friday in Washington.

The president said that "we had a productive meeting with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Schumer. I think it was really a great game. We're all on the same page, we reopen the government ".

The government remains closed and Democrats led by Speaker of the House of Representatives of the new Congress, Nancy Pelosi, They insist they will negotiate to not reverse the closure.

"We just finished a conversation with President contentious moments, We agreed to continue talks, but we recognize that we can not solve this until you reopen the government; and we leave that very clear to the president ", Pelosi said.

The president could not have clarity on that condition Democrat. "We will gather a team that will work during the weekend, and negotiate on the border and on various topics related to national security ", he explained.

According to Sen., Chuck Schumer, who he was present at the meeting, Trump does not seem interested in hastening the return to duty of the 800 thousand federal employees who are temporarily without pay. "We urge the president that we need the government reopens. He opposed. It's more, the president said the government could have closed for a long time, months or years ", Schumer said.

The president himself Trump later confirmed this position. "Yes I said, I said. Absolutely say that, I do not think that will happen, but I'm ready ", he warned.

The Democratic plan

The newly installed Democratic House of Representatives majority approved a plan Thursday to end the partial government shutdown that already has 15 days, but does not include 5.000 million demanded by President Donald Trump to lift the border wall.

The Democratic-controlled Congress, then win achieved during elections November midterm, He opened on Thursday with a mission to revive a quarter of the paralyzed government since last 22 from December.

The Democratic plan has two parts, one of which includes a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels until 8 February, what earmark 1.300 million for border fences and 300 million for other security issues.

The second part would finance other federal agencies that now have no funds-including the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Transport, Commerce and Justice- until the 30 of September, the end of the current fiscal year.