State of the Union to wait until after shutdown is over

The shutdown began on December 22 after Trump his fellow Republicans and Democrats could not come an agreement on the president's border wall

Cramer made the suggestion after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told the president he wouldn't be invited to speak before Congress until the partial federal government shutdown ends.

On Wednesday, Pelosi sent a letter to Trump saying that she would not take the necessary steps to authorize his State of the Union address. "She then changed her mind because of the Shutdown, suggesting a later date".

The Constitution states only that the president "shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union", meaning the president can speak anywhere he chooses or give his update in writing.

The letter was the latest in a round of squabbling over the yearly speech, which is a constitutional requirement that has been caught up in the back-and-forth over border security and reopening shuttered government agencies.

I look forward to seeing you on the evening on January 29th in the Chamber of the House of Representatives. She had said they always like "to have a Plan B but the president should be able to address the American people, whether he does that from the Halls of Congress or whether he does that in another location".

Trump's letter, written with his characteristic flourish, sets up a potential showdown with the Democratic speaker, who controls the chamber's proceedings and must allow for a vote on his speech.

Trump now appears to have capitulated.

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Schumer suggested he is optimistic that a resolution over border security can be reached once the government is reopened. They are smart walls created to meet the needs of front-line border agents and are operationally effective.

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In that letter, Trump said he was planning on coming to the House chamber to deliver his address on Tuesday as planned, as he had been assured by Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security officials that there would be no problem providing security for the speech.

The shutdown, which has seen some 800,000 federal employees left without pay for a month, was triggered by Trump's refusal to sign funding bills in December, in retaliation for Democratic opposition to funds for extending walls along the US-Mexico border.

Democrats want far more to be protected - in negotiations a year ago Trump proposed extending the safeguards to 1.8 million people, including many who'd not yet applied - and want the program's coverage to be permanent.

Most Democrats oppose direct funds for wall construction, but some have begun publicly advocating for negotiating a solution that includes boosted border funding, including for border structures.

On Saturday, the president gave Democrats the opportunity to reopen the government. It earned 50 votes to 47 against, but it needed 60 to advance.

"This is a sad day and an embarrassing showing of how Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats are blinded by political gamesmanship above all else", said a joint statement from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Republican Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming. "It's an embarrassment to her that she'd be there if they don't want to applaud", she said. The bill includes priorities Democrats have expressed to the administration. As well, House Democrats were putting forward a new proposal, aiming to lure Trump away from his demand for a border wall by offering billions of new dollars for other border security measures.

"We want to make sure that people who come into the United States are authorized to do so", he added.

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