Government shutdown enters day 17 as border negotiations stall

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UPDATED 8:01 AM PT — Monday, January 7, 2018

The Capitol is seen as the partial government shutdown lurches into a third week with President Donald Trump standing firm in his border wall funding demands, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. After no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged shutdown, newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up pressure on Trump and Republican lawmakers to reopen the government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

It is now day 17 of the partial government shutdown as lawmakers say negotiations over the border have hit a snag.

Vice President Mike Pence and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen held back-to-back meetings with congressional members over the weekend as White House staff reportedly met at Camp David to continue negotiations to fund the border.

President Trump said talks were “productive,” but ultimately there was no consensus.

Democrats have been focused on passing several appropriations bills to reopen the government, while skirting around border security.

This year’s shutdown is now the second longest in U.S. history just behind the 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton .

Meanwhile, both chambers of Congress are not expected to convene until Tuesday.

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