California Rep. Nancy Pelosi said that when the Democrats regain control of the House of Representatives on Thursday, they "will take action" to end the partial abandonment of the government.
In a letter to the Democrats on Tuesday, the presidential speaker of the House wrote that the Democrats are planning "to implement strong, dual legislation to reopen the government, which has already received strong two-party support in the Senate."
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Pelosi said that a legislative package that was introduced on Monday contained two bills – neither contains funding for the long-promised border wall of the US border Mexico President Trump.
Earlier in the day Trump asked Pelosi via Twitter to work with him across the border and wrote: "Border Security and the Wall" thing "and Shutdown is not where Nancy Pelosi wanted to start her tenure as a speaker! Let's close a deal? "
She tweeted in response that Trump "has given Democrats a great opportunity to show how we will govern responsibly and quickly our plan to put an end to the irresponsible #TrumpShutdown – just the first sign of the upcoming issues in our new democratic majority, committed to working #ForThePeople. "
The Democratic Plan of the House includes one bill to finance the Department of Homeland Security at current levels until February 8, with $ 1.3 billion for border security.
"We're giving Republicans the opportunity to vote for yes, Senate Republicans have already supported this legislation, and if they reject it now, they will be completely complicit in chaos and destroying the president's third shutdown," Pelosi said. .
The federal government has been partially shut down since December 22, when funding for a whole series of federal agencies expired at midnight after Congress and the White House did not receive a spending package in a heart-stopping battle over border wall financing. About a quarter of the federal government has been affected.
Republicans and Democrats have dwelt on Trump's demands for $ 5 billion to finance a border wall. Earlier on Tuesday, the president pulled out the Democrats because they insisted they would not finance it.
Fox News & # 39; Alex Pappas contributed to this report.