Hi, I'm Brian Williams with NBC News and I am here in front of the White House.
I was just notified that the Republicans may try to block President Trump from another government shutdown.
After weathering 35 days of a partial government closure, the Senate GOP is dreading the possibility another one will hit in less than three weeks
Though House Republicans aren't ruling out supporting the President should he choose another confrontation over his border wall, the Republican Senate majority has another view.
Sen. Roy Blunt one of the main negotiators trying to strike a deal on border security said " I did not love the shutdown. I wouldn't think anybody would have another shutdown."
According to White House aides, shutting down the government is not an effective strategy for extracting concessions.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that Trump “doesn’t want to go through another shutdown,” she declined to rule it out if Congress doesn’t come up with a border security plan to Trump’s liking.
The prospect of a second shutdown after the longest one in history is something Senate Republicans still take seriously despite rising hopes it can be avoided with a bipartisan border deal or even some sort of executive action by the president.
If that committee fails, as many on the Hill privately believe is likely, Trump has touted two paths to again try to build his wall either a shutdown or a national emergency on the border.
Senators are already making calls to gauge what their fellow conference committee members might support ahead of their first meeting Wednesday.
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