"Unobligated" means that the funds have been authorized for a certain objective, but for whatever reason, have not yet been used.
Hoyer compares it to other governments "declaring martial law and justifying them in doing whatever they want to do". The shutdown, which has left some 800,000 government workers furloughed or working without pay, is also affecting national parks, airline security screening, housing and food aid, and economic data. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer will deliver a televised response after Trump speaks.
Talks over ending the shutdown have been at an impasse over Trump's demand for the wall.
"I am pleased to inform you that I will address the nation on the humanitarian and national security crisis on our southern border".
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, on January 4. This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me. He's made thousands of false and misleading claims already as president. The White House expects more Americans will hear the speech because it's being delivered in television prime time. Barack Obama's office reiterated his opposition to the wall. "Some of them have told me that we should have done it".
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Kevin Spacey sits in chair while the legal teams meet during his arraignment at Nantucket District Court on Monday. Spacey will not have to appear at the March hearing, but he must be available by phone.
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Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union", Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called the idea a "nonstarter". Those bills aren't even being considered in the Senate, as the president has said he wouldn't touch them.
Defense officials say they will be monitoring to see if a declaration of national emergency comes during those events this week. The government is in its third week of a partial shutdown over wall funding.
The group's chairman, Montana Democrat Steve Bullock, and vice chairman, Maryland Republican Larry Hogan, sent the letter on Monday.
All the major US television networks agreed to air Trump's speech, prompting Democrats, who say a wall would be expensive, inefficient and immoral, to seek equal time.
Castro, a Democrat from San Antonio, is leading a Congressional delegation visiting the Border Patrol facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico to investigate the death of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, the second child to die in December after being apprehended crossing the border illegally. They warn shorelines are at risk with reduced Coast Guard capabilities.
The White House said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to visit the U.S. -Mexico border on Thursday, as the partisan fight over his demand for funding a border wall has left the federal government partially shut down for more than two weeks.
Trump asserted that he can relate to the plight of the federal workers who aren't getting paid, though he acknowledged they will have to "make adjustments" to deal with the shutdown shortfall.