A defiant President Donald Trump said Friday he was prepared to keep the U.S. government shut down for as long as it takes - months or even years - to force Congress to provide billions of dollars for a border wall with Mexico.
He called the talks "very productive", but Democrats described it as "contentious" as the government prepares to enter its third week of partial shutdown on Saturday.
The 2019-2020 Congress convened with roughly a quarter of the federal government closed, affecting 800,000 employees, in a shutdown triggered by Trump's demand last month for the money for a U.S.
But the legislation can not take effect unless it passes the Republican-controlled Senate, where leader Mitch McConnell said his party would not back any measures without the president's support. The bill, however, does not include the money that Trump has demanded for his border wall.
Trump insisted that federal workers affected by the United States government shutdown support him, despite the fact that many were forced either to work without salaries or go on unpaid leave.
He said he could declare a national emergency "because of the security of our country, absolutely".
She and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, have said they want to wait for the outcome of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and contacts with the Mr Trump campaign before making a judgement.
In a follow-up tweet, Tlaib referred to the current administration as a "constitutional crisis", saying, "This is not just about Donald Trump". We can call a national emergency and build it very quickly.More news: Arsenal star set to join Cristiano Ronaldo in Juventus
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Democrats have called the wall immoral, ineffective and medieval.
In the USA, the Democrats have manoeuvred to pass legislation with the support of new Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the only woman ever to serve as speaker.
As the chamber's new speaker, the 78-year-old Pelosi is challenged with keeping Trump - as well as the more radical elements of her own party - in check.
A Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll last week showed that 50 per cent of the public blame Trump for the shutdown and 7 per cent blame Republican lawmakers, against 32 per cent who blame Democrats.
"We told the president we needed the government open", Schumer said.
For future candidates, the bill says they must release their tax returns for the previous ten years "n$3 ot later than the date that is 15 days after the date on which an individual becomes a covered candidate".
Trump said a bipartisan group including Vice President Mike Pence would meet over the weekend to try to reach an agreement.
Adding to national unease about the shutdown are economic jitters as analysts warn of the risks of closures that are disrupting government operations across multiple departments and agencies at a time of other uncertainties in the stock market and foreign trade.
Federal agencies such as the Justice Department, Commerce Department and departments of Agriculture, Labour, Interior and Treasury have been hit by the shutdown.
Asked about it outside a Friday morning caucus meeting of House Democrats, Tlaib smiled and kept walking.