Trump won't go to Florida Friday amid shutdown standoff: White House

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The bill, which includes a six-year extension for the Children's Health Insurance Program and delays a number of Obamacare taxes, would have provided funding at current levels through February 16.

In a dramatic night in Washington DC, Republican leaders fell short of the 60 votes needed in the Senate to pass a spending bill.

Shortly after meeting with Senator Chuck Schumer, Trump wrote on Twitter that the meeting was "excellent" in a possible sign that a deal could be gaining momentum.

Trump reportedly expressed to his aides that regardless of how the wheeling and dealing in Congress played out, he knew he'd likely get the blame. "Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children and our country's ability to serve all Americans", the statement read. "This is the behaviour of obstructionist losers, not legislators", Sanders said in a statement.

In return, Mr Schumer pointed the finger directly at Mr Trump. "This will be called the Trump shutdown because there is no one who deserves the blame. more than President Trump".

In the event the funding dries up, federal employees for agencies considered non-essential will be ordered to stay home until a budget deal is struck, at which point they are paid retroactively.

On a stopover in Shannon, Vice-President Mike Pence said the shutdown was "going to take as long as it takes".

As a last-ditch effort to keep the government open, the Senate scheduled a vote for 10 p.m. on the House-passed bill to extend funding for four weeks.

Gottheimer broke with his party when he supported the House bill.

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The final vote was 230-197, with six Democrats voting for the measure and 11 Republicans voting against it.

Republicans refused to include those protections, and neither side was willing to back down.

With 56 per cent backing funding the Government rather than the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

Less that two-and-a-half hours before a midnight deadline to reach a short-term deal to keep the federal government running at full capacity, Trump lashed out at Democrats. While Schumer said "progress was made" the discussion failed to persuade him to whip members of his party in favor of the bill.

In the meeting, the Democrat Schumer agreed to higher military spending and discussed the possibility of fully funding the president's wall on the southern border with Mexico, sources told the Times.

He then instructed Schumer to work it out with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"When Democrats start paying our armed forces and first responders we will reopen negotiations on immigration reform". In previous shutdowns, services deemed "essential", such as the work of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, have continued.

Many thousands of federal workers will not report for work on Monday morning if the impasse is not solved.

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