Mike Pence on Government Shutdown: “[Trump] Willing to Take a Stand.”

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The president has stated that he will not sign legislation which lacks the capital for his promised border wall. Likewise, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has affirmed that none of the prospective legislation to keep government open will include wall funding. It appears as though both sides are approaching yet another impasse.

The possibility of another government shutdown is appealing to very few individuals. During the most recent shutdown, federal workers took to the streets in protest. Certain government employees even brought lawsuits against the Trump administration; the lawsuit alleged that ordering federal employees to work without pay violates the 13th Amendment.

A National Emergency Declaration

The declaration of a national emergency is another possibility if Congress fails to pass legislation including funding for the physical barrier at the Southern border. President Trump has publicly discussed this possibility on multiple occasions. However, not all Republicans favor this alternative.