White House, Lawmakers Signal Government Shutdown Will Drag On

Mick Mulvaney. Credit: Gage Skidmore

(From The Hill)

The White House and senior lawmakers on Sunday indicated the partial government shutdown is likely to drag on into 2019, as neither side appears willing to budge over the charged issue of President Trump’s border wall.

Incoming acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who has been in negotiations with Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.), warned the stalemate could last until after New Year’s Day.

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