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Nancy Pelosi suggests Trump delay State of the Union over shutdown

The White House did not immediately respond to Pelosi, but her letter prompted some back and forth between Democrats and Republicans.

A top House Republican, Louisiana's Steve Scalise (skuh-LEES'), tweets that Democrats are interested only in obstruction. "Obviously, if you would like to make your journey by flying commercial, that would certainly be your prerogative", President Trump wrote.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the meeting was "constructive" and that the group attendees "listened to one another and now both have a good understanding of what the other wants".

Pelosi left unclear what would happen if Trump insisted on coming despite the welcome mat being pulled away. I want to see what's here when we leave, because I don't think it's going to be much, ' he said.

Trump stayed quiet on the request throughout the day. "And she told me that she knows so many others in the same position-who are desperate for their government to fix this problem", Senator Murray said, noting that Shirley's story is one of countless families who are fearful and frustrated about how they will manage if the shutdown continues.

The Constitution calls for the president "from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union". The shutdown, already the longest ever, entered its 26th day Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the White House had invited rank-and-file lawmakers to lunch with Trump at the White House as part of a strategy to build support from centrist Democrats and newly elected freshmen, including those from areas where the president is popular with voters.

Trump wrote a letter to Pelosi on Thursday informing her that her trip had been postponed and would be rescheduled after the shutdown. The previous longest was 21 days in 1995-96, when Bill Clinton was president.

And while President Trump said Monday that he rejected a proposal from his close ally South Carolina Republican Sen. That was the practice in the past.

In their response to the president's address to the nation, Schumer and Pelosi accused Trump of "manufacturing a crisis".

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In comments to reporters on Wednesday, Pelosi suggested that if Trump would not agree to reschedule the speech until the government reopens, he could deliver it from the Oval Office instead, a setting that would lack the grandeur of a congressional address.

With Trump's address set for January 29, Pelosi wrote him a letter citing security concerns because the Secret Service, which is required to provide security for the address, has not received funding during the dispute. Since the shutdown took effect, 800,000 federal employees have gone without paychecks, and the institutions managed by furloughed employees have begun to slip into disrepair.

The Secret Service starts preparing for events like these months in advance.

"It is becoming more and more obvious that the Radical Democrats are a Party of open borders and crime".

The legislation was a moment of rare bipartisan agreement between Trump and the new Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, which has refused to comply with the White House's request for more than $5 billion in funding for construction of a border wall in any bill to reopen the government.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of SC and Democratic Sen.

Separately, a bipartisan group of senators explored solutions.

Meanwhile a group of Republican senators headed to the White House later Wednesday.

"He totally changed his own budget", Democratic Sen.

The House has passed a Democratic measure to reopen the government through February 8 and provide $14 billion in emergency spending for recent hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. Trump also needs the support of at least some Democrats in the Senate to pass funding legislation. Informed by a reporter that they too could walk into the Senate chamber, they instead chose to go back to the House side but not before getting mixed up and accidentally walking the wrong way first. Joe Manchin and Chris Coons are reportedly working on the letter.

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