>> A partial government shut down is now on its third week, and negotiation between the White House and Democratic law markers over the weekend, produced no clear resolution. US President Donald Trump, has said he would refuse to sign spending measures passed by the US house of representatives. Which do not provide $5 billion to fund a wall along the US Mexico border.
The only concession so far, Trump suggested that the border wall could be made of steel rather than concert.>> The barrier or the wall could be of steel and
].>> But Democrats haven't embraced that solution. And they continue to hammer the president Monday, to get hundreds of thousands of federal employees back to work.
>> And it's devastating to our economy, in sort of black-and-white economic figures. But it's also as a human tragedy.>> A Democratic source familiar with weekend talks between Vice President Mike Pence and congressional aides, said Democrats urged the White House to pass measures to reopen the government without $5.6 billion for wall funding, be it steel or concrete.
Something Pence said, Trump would not do.>> Mexico's gonna pay for the wall.>> Trump Promised on the campaign trail that Mexico, not US taxpayers, would foot the bill for the wall.>> I may declare a national emergency, dependent to what's gonna happen over the next few days.
>> Trump again on Sunday, threatened to circumvent Congress and use the military to construct a wall, if Congress did not give him the funds. House majority leader Steny Hoyer said in a Sunday morning interview, that House Democrats plan to pass a series of bills this week to reopen government.
Hoyer said, the bills would break up legislation they had already approved, in a bid to get Republicans to agree to reopen certain agencies.