The US President invited Republican and Democratic leaders of the Congress to the White House for a briefing on border protection on January 2.
The President of the United States Donald Trump is committed to reaching an agreement with Congress that would have provided at the same time the reopening of the Federal government and the allocation of money for the construction of a fence on the southern border of the United States. This is stated in a statement released on Tuesday by White House press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
“The President invited on Wednesday the leaders of the Republicans and Democrats of the Congress to the White House for a briefing on border protection, which will be held by representatives of the Ministry of internal security of high rank. He remains committed to reaching an agreement that would simultaneously lead to the resumption of the work of the government and would ensure the safety of Americans,” she said.
According to Sanders, the plan, which was presented by the leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi, “will not allow to resume the work of the government, because it is not able to ensure the protection of the border.” A spokesman of the White House accused the Democrats of refusing to compromise.
The briefing on border protection in the White House will be held on Wednesday, that is, a day before the start of the Congress in the new composition, formed following the results of the midterm elections held in the US in November.
Since December 22, in the US partially suspended the work of the Federal government due to lack of budget funds. The so-called shutdown has occurred due to the fact that the Republicans and Democrats in Congress failed to agree on the parameters of the interim budget, which trump and the Republicans in the ultimate order want to include funds for the construction of a physical barrier on the border with Mexico. Democrats say they will never approve the allocation of money from the Treasury.
On November 6 in the United States underwent a mid-term election, which was re-elected 35 of the 100 senators, all 435 members of the house of representatives, 39 governors of States and territories, as well as 6073 members of the legislative assemblies of the States, judges and members of the boards of the school districts. As a result of the vote, the Republican Party consolidated the majority in the Senate, and the Democratic Party gained control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years.