After a flurry of President Trump’s tweets over the holidays about his desire for a border wall, the Trump administration has invited the top eight congressional leaders, representing both parties, for a “briefing” today on border security. The meeting would be the first time since before a partial government shutdown began Dec. 22 that lawmakers have been to the White House. It’s unclear whether negotiations to end the impasse could take place, though at one point in Trump’s tweets, he wrote, “Border Security and the Wall ‘thing’ and Shutdown is not where Nancy Pelosi wanted to start her tenure as Speaker! Let’s make a deal?” Democrats, who regain control of the House of Representatives on Thursday, have promised a quick vote to reopen the government, but their plan does not include money for a wall.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times