>> I'd love to see a shutdown.>> President Donald Trump, on Tuesday, threw a wrench into already fraught negotiations to avoid another government shutdown. Saying if Congress doesn't agree to changes in immigration laws to tighten US borders, he'd be happy to see a shutdown.>> If we don't change the legislation, if we don't get a rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into io our country and continue to kill.
If we don't change it, let's have a shutdown. We'll do a shutdown.>> Trump's comments during a law enforcement panel on the violent Central American gang MS-13 came as lawmakers on Capitol Hill were racing against the clock to avoid a re-run of last month's three-day shutdown. With federal money set to run out at midnight on Thursday.
>> Resolution is adopted.>> The Republican led House voted on Tuesday to approve a short-term bill that would keep the government funded until March 23rd, and provide money for the military through the end of September. That plan is likely to run into trouble in the closely divided Senate.
Where Democrats are demanding that higher spending on defense be matched by more money for social programs.>> We're standing up and saying we must do both.>> Senate negotiators are now making progress on their own deal. One that would fund the government for two years, ending the cycle of short-term fixes.
Republicans and Democrats now have less than 24 hours to reach a compromise one acceptable to Trump to keep the government from once again bolting its doors.