Sen. Richard Durbin of IL, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said on NBC News' "Meet the Press" that centrist Senate Republicans who sought to broker a deal last week should step forward and make an appeal to their party's leader in the chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Building the wall was one of the United States president's key election pledges but Democrats are fiercely opposed to his plans.
More than 800,000 US federal workers are caught up in the escalating row between Donald Trump and Congress. President Trump is refusing to approve a funding budget unless his $5.7billion (£4.5billion) finance bill for a wall along the US-Mexico border is agreed.
According to the Associated Press, senior White House aide Jared Kushner is among those who have urged caution to Mr Trump on the issue.
But Trump accused the Democrats of only wanting to score points against him with a view to the 2020 presidential elections.
The National Federation of Federal Employees, National Association of Government Employees, the National Weather Service Employees Organization and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - representing a combined 244,000 members working in coastal Virginia, southern California, central Montana and the Washington area - filed suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Friday, demanding full compensation for time and overtime worked over the three weeks of the shutdown.
"We need to do it all, including the wall", he said. The people in these positions are among the many working without pay.
Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the wall should not be funded "on the pain and suffering" of USA citizens who have faced tragedy after a natural disaster. We're not going to stand here and be blamed for this.
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The president considered a dramatic escape route - declaring a national emergency to build the border wall without a new stream of cash from Congress. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union". But Trump said Friday that he wasn't rushing to use that option, which would be challenged in court and, if not overturned, establish a precedent expanding the power of future Democratic presidents.
"We have a massive Humanitarian Crisis at our Southern Border", he wrote on Saturday.
President Donald Trump has reiterated his willingness to declare a national emergency to build the border wall if Congressional Democrats don't play ball. His tariffs fight with China has brought both sides to the negotiating table.
"What we don't want to do is waste taxpayer money on a vanity project that's ineffective that the president said Mexico would pay for, " Kaine said.
Transportation Security Administration workers have gone without pay during the shutdown and some have responded by calling in sick.
Miami's airport will close one of its concourses most of Saturday, Sunday and Monday to make sure security checkpoints are adequately staffed as the shutdown begins to strain the aviation system.
On Sunday, Trump acknowledged, at least indirectly, the mounting costs of the shutdown.
Congress approved a measure Friday to give federal workers back pay when the shutdown ends. The house and senate have voted to ensure that all federal employees will be paid retroactively after the partial government shutdown ends.