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Republicans in the Senate have pledged to only vote on measures that have Donald Trump's support - and the president continues to demand his border wall funding. She was a strong opposing force to the Republican leader, and her role as a check on Trump will be similar.

"The impasse is real and it is deep", Meadows said in an interview.

At 78 years old, Nancy Pelosi remains the only woman to have ever been the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

She's no stranger to the role having previously served as Speaker, the US's third highest ranking official, between 2007 to 2011.

The Democratic package to end the shutdown includes a bill to temporarily fund the Department of Homeland Security at current levels - with $1.3 billion for border security, far less than Trump has said he wants- through February 8 as bipartisan talks would continue.

The partial United States government shutdown began when Congress and Mr Trump failed to reach an agreement over a budget bill in December.

Democrats say the border wall, one of Trump's key campaign promises, is a distraction from more complicated immigration problems and a tool for Trump to whip up support among his conservative base.

Pelosi's immediate task? Finding a way to help end a standoff over Trump's border wall demand that has led to a partial government shutdown that is almost two weeks old.

He told reporters that in the past week he has received an outpouring of support from the American people regarding the border wall.

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The new House speaker, veteran Democrat Nancy Pelosi, stood firm shortly before the vote saying no funding for a border wall would be made available. It also would fund dozens of related agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and Food and Drug Administration. A spokesman for GOP leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans would not take action without Trump's backing. "Without a very strong form of barrier, call it what you will, but without a wall you can't have border security it won't work".

"Without a wall you cannot have border security", the president continued after allowing the officers to make statements to the press. "It won't work." He left without taking questions. You can not have border security.

House progressives urged Pelosi not to provide any money for the wall. "We just want to keep the American people safe".

It's a time of stark national political division that some analysts say is on par with the Civil War era.

"There's also a lot of talk on this shutdown that federal employees do not agree with the shutdown", he added. Since much of the rest of the border is protected by natural barriers, like rivers, America's great border controversy was over - or so it seemed.

Visitors to Smithsonian museums, among Washington's most popular tourist attractions, were being turned away during the shutdown, as were visitors to numerous nation's federal parks. Financial markets are flying blind as the Commerce and Agriculture departments suspended regular reports. Both the chairs of the House Intelligence Committee and the Finance Committee have confirmed on Thursday night that they will begin investigations into the Donald Trump world "immediately".

Democrats are flexing their muscles as the incoming majority in the US House of Representatives, introducing articles of impeachment and even quixotic constitutional amendments even though they have no hope of passing. From the president's perspective at the moment, that definition might also describe the new Democratic Congress.

"A vote AGAINST the Democratic Rules package is a vote to let Mick Mulvaney make across the board cuts, unilaterally reversing Democratic initiatives and funding increases", he wrote, referring to the budget director and acting White House chief of staff.

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