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While Article II of the Constitution states the president shall "from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union", nowhere does it dictate how this summary must be delivered to members. In the letter, she lied about the Secret Service being incapable to provide adequate security for the event.

"We'll have to have a security evaluation, but that would mean diverting resources", she told reporters when asked how she would respond if Mr Trump still intended to come. "Welcome to life in the New Democratic Majority".

"I'm very disappointed in the speaker".

Before Pelosi's letter, the White House was pushing forward with planning for the annual address.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump signed legislation into law affirming that the roughly 800,000 federal workers who have been going without pay will ultimately be compensated for their lost wages.

The White House initially forecast a 0.1 percentage point hit to growth every two weeks that a quarter of the federal apparatus remains shuttered. They are people who heard President Trump say he would be "proud" to shut down the government.

"It's called the Shutdown Prevention Act", said Paul.

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The shutdown, the longest in United States history, dragged into its 25th day on Tuesday with neither President Donald Trump nor Democratic congressional leaders showing signs of bending on the topic that triggered it-funding for a wall that Trump promised to build along the border with Mexico.

House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey said the bill would help families and communities recover from disasters while reopening the government. Private contractors, some of whom are now without work they were on projects with government agencies, and unlike furloughed federal workers, aren't guaranteed any back-pay.

As the longest-ever government shutdown reached Day 27 Thursday, the number of federal employees working without pay is up to 450,000 and could top half a million in the coming days, as the Trump administration continues to recall tens of thousands of workers after nearly four weeks of shuttered doors at vital agencies.

Trump on Wednesday met at the White House with a different bipartisan group of lawmakers, the "Problem Solvers" caucus - a group Politico described as both "not empowered to make a deal" and "probably the group least representative of where most Republicans and Democrats are at the moment".

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips said Wednesday that the fact that lawmakers of both parties were sitting down and talking with Trump was progress in itself. Pelosi was scheduled to take USA military transportation, which Mr. Trump has the ability to halt, a senior White House official told CBS News. Meanwhile, 380,000 federal employees have been going without pay.

Trump, who a week ago seemed intent on declaring a national emergency in order to build the wall, has turned his attention back to Congress as polling suggests he is taking much of the blame for the standoff. "I hope by the end of today we have a robust, bipartisan letter that we can deliver to the president".


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