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Weekend Session: Government Re-Opened and Capitol Hill

weekend session: At the White House, Trump heard mixed messages during a lunch with conservative lawmakers; some wanted him to fight for the wall, others preferred to get the government re-opened, according to CTV. The Senate, which had gaveled in with the House for a rare weekend session, adjourned until Christmas Eve, but won't return for a full session until Dec. 27. Vice-President Mike Pence arrived on Capitol Hill with a counter-offer to Democrats after the two sides traded offers in recent days. Even a temporary measure to keep government running for a few days while negotiations continued seemed out of reach. But the situation seemed less hopeful for a resolution. Listen, anything can happen, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters after he closed the session. ( As reported in the news.