Give first round to Pelosi over Trump in shutdown skirmish

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Standing alone in the Rose Garden, Trump said that he would sign legislation funding shuttered agencies until February 15 and try again to persuade lawmakers to finance his long-sought wall.

Federal workers as varied as museum employees and US Coast Guard sailors were left without salaries.

Although Beltway pundits note that Trump now finds himself in a more weakened political position than a month ago, the president could still exercise the highly-controversial move of using executive emergency powers to construct his wall.

Declaring an emergency could allow Trump to circumvent Congress and repurpose funds Congress has appropriated for other purposes in order to build a wall.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks after signing legislation during an enrollment ceremony before sending it to U.S. President Donald Trump for his signature to end the partial government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2019. Party lawmakers said they're concerned Trump will threaten government shutdowns in the future if they succeed in passing funding measures that include party priorities like rebuilding infrastructure and lowering drug prices.

"No one wants a government shutdown", Mulvaney said.

The White House held a conference call with Cabinet department financial officers late Friday to discuss the resumption of government operations, while agencies began to grapple with a backlog of management and policy issues.

Dobbs pushed back against his pro-Trump panel of former White House adviser Sebastian Gorka and former acting ICE director Thomas Homan after Gorka tried claiming the president's shutting down of the government was a "masterstroke".

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After polls showed Americans increasingly blamed Trump for the situation, the president on Friday signed a measure to fund the government for three weeks as congressional negotiators try to work out a bill to fully fund agencies through September 30.

The record 35-day federal shutdown ended when Trump gave in to mounting pressure, retreating from his demand that Congress commit $5.7 billion for a U.S. -Mexico border wall before federal agencies could resume work.

"No, I think what you've seen here is the president seeing an opportunity". "But yeah, it takes a lot of energy to fight just for the basics of keeping government open on one hand and then try to pursue an agenda that voters sent us here to pursue on the other". His administration looked out of touch with ordinary Americans when Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross wondered aloud in a CNBC interview why federal workers who missed two paychecks didn't just get loans. His favorability ratings plummeted and he faced a near rebellion from GOP senators, who bluntly told Vice President Mike Pence a day before Trump yielded that it was time to end the standoff. The Trump administration is on the defensive this week after some conservative commentators - like Ann Coulter - said the president has capitulated again to Democrats. But he warns that the government could shut down again "if we don't get a fair deal from Congress". A bipartisan, bicameral committee has been charged with negotiating an agreement on border security as part of the deal, and a stalemate could trigger another shutdown in the coming weeks. Some of them had wanted her to negotiate earlier, the official said.

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