Valley lawmakers denounce Trump remarks on wall, immigration

"If we have to close down our government", Trump said, "we're building that wall".

President Donald Trump counts on the US Congress to act and secure the funding for the construction of a wall on the US border with Mexico, White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said in an interview on Thursday.

Back when Donald Trump was winning the Presidency, few investors thought that Republican control of the White House and both houses of Congress could result in a government shutdown.

Not only that, our government's failure to perform this core function has created a host of economic and national security issues - recurring taxpayer obligations that dwarf the cost of Trump's wall.

Democrats didn't get into specifics about whether there was some small amount of money they could accept towards Trump's wall. The White House dropped a demand for more than $1.5 billion in funding in the spring as part of Congress' deliberations over a stopgap spending bill, but senior aides have said the president is prepared to fight for the money in the fall.

"Let me be very clear to Democrats in Congress who oppose a border wall and stand in the way of border security", he added.

The 2013 shutdown was the first since the 1990s.

President Donald Trump reacts to the crowd at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center
President Donald Trump reacts to the crowd at a rally at the Phoenix Convention Center

Credit ratings agency Fitch said that if the country's debt limit was not raised in a timely manner, it would review the U.S. sovereign debt rating, "with potentially negative implications". "They expect their elected officials to work together to keep our country safe", Gonzalez said in a prepared statement.

"This is what I said on Saturday: "We're closely following the awful events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia" - this is me speaking".

Ryan said Wednesday at a speech in OR that a shutdown would not be "necessary" and that he does not want the government to shutdown.

If the Freedom Caucus, which consists of conservative and libertarian Republican members, is unwilling to compromise on spending bills, as expected, GOP leadership will likely need to win over some Democrats in order to pass their budget bills or raise the debt ceiling and avoid a shutdown. "While political maneuvering can lead to a shutdown, missing a debt payment is considerably more serious and one that in this game of brinkmanship largely within the Republican Party neither side seems to want to risk", he wrote.

The party's conservative wing backed the president's call for wall funding, with Representative Jim Jordan of OH, a founding member of the Freedom Caucus, telling Reuters any government shutdown would be caused by Senate Democrats. That shutdown lasted from September 30 to October 17 at a time Democrats controlled the U.S. Senate and Republicans controlled the House of Representatives.

"When the market's at an all-time high it's going to ride on a knife's edge, and any little blip out of Washington, any little noise - which we get a lot of these days - will have the effect of taking it down or lifting it up", Bliss said on "Closing Bell". Senator Chuck Schumer quickly vowed that no such funding would be forthcoming, eliminating the chance that Democrats would vote for a Trump budget out of a enthusiasm for infrastructure spending or funding for Obamacare subsidies.

Ryan noted that the House has passed some funding for the wall.

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