US President Donald Trump has invited the Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress to meet tomorrow at the White House with the aim of trying to solve the partial closure of the administration, which lasts for eleven days, local media reported today.
According to the specialized media Roll Call, Trump has invited Republicans Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, Mitch McConnell and John Thune and Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin, all leaders in the House and the Senate .
Although there is no official confirmation of the meeting, The Washington Post and other media pointed out, citing sources familiar with the matter, that officials of the Department of Homeland Security will explain to Congress the challenges of US border security in a session. informative
This meeting will be held a day before House of Representatives Democrats vote to reopen the Administration with six full-year budget bills and a continuous short-term resolution for the Department of Homeland Security.
Today, Trump rejected that legislative strategy because it does not include the funds he considers necessary for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico.
“The Democrats, as I suspected, have not allocated money for a new wall, so imaginative! The problem is that, without a wall, there can not be true border security, and our country must have a strong and secure southern border! “, said Trump in his official Twitter account.
Trump dismissed the plan that the Democratic leaders of the US Congress announced yesterday to try to reopen the government from January 3, when they will take control of the lower house.
The proposal headed by the expected new Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the leader of the Democratic minority in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, has been denied by Trump before the formal legislative process began.
The Democrats planned to approve a draft budget bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security until February 8, extending funds for border fences and other measures at $ 1.3 billion, far from the $ 5 billion ordered by Trump.
Since last December 22, the Administration entered its third partial closure after the negotiation between Republicans and Democrats in Congress came to a standstill as a result of the Trump requirement that the budget proposal include a batch of more than 5,000 million dollars for the border wall.
Specifically, the paralysis affects agencies of ten Executive departments, including Transportation and Justice; as well as dozens of national parks, which tend to be a great tourist attraction. (EFEUSA) .-