>> Lawmakers on Sunday showed little hope for a quick resolution that would end the partial government shutdown. White House Budget Director and incoming Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, told Fox News Sunday that it's very possible the shutdown will linger into the new year. The shutdown took effect Saturday after the Senate failed to pass a budget that included the $5 billion Trump demanded for a border wall.
Democratic senators are offering 1.3 billion for border security, the same amount that was allocated in 2018. Democratic Senator Chris Coons pointing out on CBS's Face the Nation that that money still has yet to be spent by Trump.>> There is frankly no path towards his getting $5 billion in American taxpayer money to meet his campaign promise of a big, beautiful wall with Mexico.
There is a path towards our responsibly appropriating about 1.3 for border security.>> While Republican Rand Paul is breaking with most members of his party in also opposing the funds.>> Do you think you'll vote for it?>> We promised to spend less money, and so I won't vote for it.
Well, I would if we were to offset it with cuts somewhere.>> The Republican led House of Representatives already passed a bill that includes the 5 billion Trump demanded. But control of the House will shift to the Democrats come January 1st. About 15% of the federal work force is affected, including some 800,000 employees from the Department of Homeland Security and the the National Park Service.
But some governors have pledged to step in allowing sites like the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty to remain open.