It looks like the government shutdown is going to last (at least) a few more days.
Lawmakers reconvened today to continue negotiations. President Donald Trump met with Republican lawmakers for a lunch to discuss border security (in between tweets calling for a wall or “steel barrier”), and Vice President Mike Pence went to Capitol Hill to speak with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Shortly after Pence’s meeting with Schumer, the Senate adjourned. And after a pro forma session on Monday, the chamber will convene on Thursday, December 27th, meaning that would be the earliest the shutdown would come to an end:
Following today’s session, the Senate will convene on Monday, December 24th at 11:00 am for a Pro Forma Session. Following the Pro Forma Session, we will next convene at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 27th and consider business if a deal has been reached on government funding
— Senate Cloakroom (@SenateCloakroom) December 22, 2018
McConnell said the Senate will reconvene pro forma on Christmas Eve and then adjourn until Thursday afternoon –– signaling the government shutdown will continue at least through Thursday.
— NPR (@NPR) December 22, 2018
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