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Nine days in, still no end in sight to partial government shutdown

In tweets over the weekend, President Trump threatened to close the southern border if the wall was not funded.

Posted: Dec 31, 2018 1:39 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2018 1:42 PM

House Democrats will vote on a legislative package to reopen the government when they take over the chamber on Thursday, a Democratic aide confirms to CNN.

The Democrats plan to vote on six Senate spending bills and a stopgap measure to re-open the Homeland Security Department at its current funding levels until February 8, the aide said. The temporary measure would maintain the current $1.3 billion in border security money.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made clear he will not move forward on any legislation until President Donald Trump signs off on it. The move by House Democrats, however, will have the effect of jamming Senate Republicans and the White House as talks for a compromise agreement to reopen the government remain at an impasse.

Senate Democrats support the House Democratic plan, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and expected incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have been in constant contact and are on the same page on the plan, a senior Senate Democratic aide said.

Democrats believe it's smart to separate Department of Homeland Security funding — and the wall fight — from the other six bills because they think it puts Trump and the Republicans in the position of holding the other agencies and furloughed workers hostage for the wall, the aide said. Democrats believe pressure will mount on Republicans as the shutdown drags on, the aide said.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3592560

Reported Deaths: 53854
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Los Angeles120012821916
Riverside2909043892
San Bernardino2875133116
San Diego2623603371
Orange2622414075
Santa Clara1114601822
Kern104057937
Fresno960231466
Sacramento941291510
Alameda811681285
Ventura78184883
San Joaquin672841182
Contra Costa63142701
Stanislaus56602957
Tulare48203770
Monterey42373329
San Mateo39225525
San Francisco34480426
Santa Barbara32267422
Solano30305167
Merced29376413
Sonoma28379303
Imperial26946641
Kings22150227
Placer20035232
San Luis Obispo19835246
Madera15596214
Santa Cruz14790187
Marin13337198
Yolo12895185
Shasta11102179
Butte11033169
El Dorado9204100
Napa909475
Sutter892398
Yuba579539
San Benito578161
Lassen563324
Tehama511852
Nevada402274
Tuolumne397259
Mendocino383444
Amador348041
Humboldt326633
Lake318141
Glenn223623
Colusa214213
Calaveras192849
Siskiyou179014
Inyo133437
Mono12194
Del Norte10205
Plumas6546
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Mariposa3957
Trinity3735
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