President Trump feels shutdown pressure from economists and House Speaker

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Pelosi, in her letter, noted that the American Constitution calls for the President to "from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union". "However, both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security have not been funded for 26 days now - with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs". And that not knowing when her paycheck will come is very stressful-to say the least. While the full list of signees is not finalized, Manchin told Politico they're aiming for the support of 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer rejected the White House's pre-Christmas proposal of $2.5 billion for a border barrier and $400 million for other border security tools - the former since upped to $5.7 billion. JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon told reporters Tuesday that he expects USA economic growth to slow to nothing this quarter if the government shutdown continues.

The bill, which went down 237-187, was brought to the floor in an aim to pressurise the Republicans to back away from US President Donald Trump's demand for the funding of the wall on the Mexico border, amid the partial government shutdown, that has now entered its record 25th day, The Hill reported.

White House economists previously estimated that the quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) would lose about 0.08 percent in growth each week that the shutdown lasts. And we have some wonderful people working in the White House. During the shutdown, Trump has routinely blamed them for the stalemate, although he had earlier said he would take responsibility. John Kennedy (R-LA) said of the effort to get the president to reopen the government.

Trump met Wednesday morning with members of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus in the White House Situation Room as he and his aides try to explore whether they can cobble together enough votes to pass a shutdown-ending bill that includes funding for his proposed wall.

The economic blow from the partial government shutdown is being felt not only by federal workers but also by businesspeople, households and travelers across the country.

With no breakthrough in sight, the White House planned further meetings with rank-and-file lawmakers Wednesday, though few saw those sessions as likely to budge either side.

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"I think Republicans are getting the lion's share of the pressure".

Following a lunch meeting on Wednesday, Coons said Republicans are now reviewing the draft, which he believes won't be sent to Trump unless it gathers enough support. Meanwhile, 380,000 federal employees have been going without pay.

Yet Democrats fear that if they negotiate while the shutdown persists, it would encourage Trump to use such brinkmanship in the future.

Since the shutdown started on December 22, the White House and the congressional Democratic leadership have held several rounds of negotiations over border security and wall funding, but all have ended in failure.

The House and Senate said they will cancel a recess later this week if the shutdown continues, which seemed likely.

The wall was a signature campaign promise of his before the 2016 presidential election.

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