Those Republicans mirrored the same ones who voted on Thursday for both an Agriculture funding bill and a Transportation-HUD measure: Rodney Davis of Illinois and Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, John Katko of New York, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Will Hurd of Texas, Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, Elise Stefanik of New York, Fred Upton of MI and Greg Walden of Oregon.
Trump delivered a prime-time address to the nation on Tuesday night where he warned of a "crisis" at the southern border with Mexico, and on Thursday, he made a visit to the border. Trump has signaled he would refuse to sign any spending bills that didn't include $5.7 billion for the border wall. King of NY and Steve Stivers of OH voted just for the THUD bill on Thursday.
"Time for President [Trump] to use emergency powers to build wall/barrier", Graham said via Twitter on Thursday.
Almost $14 billion in emergency disaster relief funds have been allocated but not yet obligated through contracts for a variety of projects in states including California, Florida and Texas and in the USA territory of Puerto Rico that have been ravaged by recent hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters, according to the aide familiar with the matter. That's according to a congressional aide and administration official familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., a lawmaker with a close relationship with the president, discounted that option, saying it was not "under very serious consideration".
Defense Department officials had already been poring over data on more than $10 billion in military construction projects to determine how much of it would be available for emergency spending this year. Efforts at negotiating a broader immigration deal involving immigrants brought to the country illegally as children collapsed with little progress. "This is a national emergency, if you look what's happening".
On Wednesday, Mr. Trump abruptly left a meeting after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would not fund the wall.
On Friday, the shutdown reached a new milestone by stretching into its 21st day and matching the record for the longest government shutdown in United States history, and for many of those federal employees work without pay or on furlough, today marks the first full paycheck they'll miss under the shutdown.