The Latest: Democrats plan to pass a bill funding Treasury
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on meetings between congressional aides and White House officials about the partial government shutdown (all times local):
As government shutdown talks remain at an impasse, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says House Democrats plan to start approving individual bills to reopen shuttered departments.
Pelosi said Saturday that they would start with Treasury to ensure Americans receive their tax refunds on schedule.
In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” that will air Sunday, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says the president is willing to deal.
Mulvaney says Trump is willing to forego a concrete wall for steel or other materials.
Trump has already suggested his definition of the wall is flexible. But Democrats have made clear they see a wall as immoral and ineffective and prefer other types of border security funded at already agreed upon levels.