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Government Shutdown: Border Spending and Senate Lawmakers

government shutdown: He pledged to build a wall anyway using his executive powers to declare a national emergency if necessary, according to Toronto Star. Federal worker Chris Brinkerhoff eats his lunch in the atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington. As hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers prepared to return to work, Trump told The Wall Street Journal that he doesn't think the negotiators will strike a deal that he'd accept. Brinkerhoff was able to return to work with the end of a partial government shutdown. The president was referring to a bipartisan committee of House and Senate lawmakers that will consider border spending as part of the legislative process. Carolyn Kaster / The Associated Press I personally think it's less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board, Trump said in an interview Sunday with the newspaper. ( As reported in the news.