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>> Senators head home with a bitter budget standoff still unresolved. Putting off hopes of ending a federal government shutdown, until after the Christmas holiday.>> We pushed the pause button until the President from whom we will need a signature. And Senate Democrats from whom we will need votes.
Reach an agreement.>> But President Donald Trump warns via Twitter that it could be a long stay. The stalemate over Trump's demand that any bill to fund the government. Include $5 billion for a border wall with Mexico. And Democrats are determined not to give in.>> We arrived at this moment because President Trump has been on a destructive.
Two week temper tantrum, demanding the American taxpayer pony up for an expensive. And ineffective border wall that the President promised Mexico would pay for.>> The Republican led House of Representatives passed a bill that included the wall funding. But it ran aground in the Senate, and the shutdown began at midnight on Friday.
Democrats are proposing 1.3 billion for technology based border security. Like drones, sensors, and inspection equipment. But Republican leaders are standing with the President. And after a week of threats to shutdown the government.>> I am proud to shutdown the government.>> Trump flipping the script on Friday, blaming Democrats.
>> The Democrat shutdown.>> Funding for nine major departments, including Homeland Security, Justice. And Agriculture all expired at midnight, Friday. More than 400,000 essential employees in those agencies are working without pay. Another 380,000 will be on unpaid leave until the shutdown ends. Senators will meet at Thursday to continue negotiations.