Partial Government Shutdown Expected to Continue Through Christmas

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:

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