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Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

A tourist is reflected in a window of the closed building housing the Liberty Bell, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Philadelphia. The building is closed ...
People visit the Capitol as a shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to ending, with President Donald Trump and congres...
Nestor Marquez prepares to throw a snowball during a snowball fight with his children, from right, Jocelynn, 15, and Jon, 11, and family friend Anthon...

A tourist is reflected in a window of the closed building housing the Liberty Bell, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, in Philadelphia. The building is closed ...

People visit the Capitol as a shutdown affecting parts of the federal government appeared no closer to ending, with President Donald Trump and congres...

Nestor Marquez prepares to throw a snowball during a snowball fight with his children, from right, Jocelynn, 15, and Jon, 11, and family friend Anthon...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon.

Lawmakers are away from Washington for the holidays and have been told they will get 24 hours' notice before having to return for a vote. And although the Senate is slated to come into session Thursday afternoon, few senators are expected to be around for it.

The White House and congressional Democrats have been talking but to little effect.

After a weekend and two holiday days for federal employees, Wednesday was the first regularly scheduled workday affected by the closure of a variety of federal services.

Trump vows to hold the line on his budget demand, saying he'll do "whatever it takes" to get money for border security.


Updated : 2021-08-01 03:46 GMT+08:00