PressTV-Trump to meet top congressmen amid shutdown

US President Donald Trump has invited top lawmakers from the US House of Representatives and the Senate amid a partial government shutdown over the funding of his border wall.

The leader and whip of both the Republican and Democratic parties have been invited, the Hill quoted anonymous sources as saying in a Tuesday report.

The list includes House speaker Nancy Pelosi, incoming House majority leader Steny Hoyer, House GOP leaders Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, majority whip John Thune, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, and Democratic whip Dick Durbin.

Trump has been calling for a wall along the southern border since his 2016 presidential campaign, pledging that Mexico would pay for it.

Funding for the wall has led to a budget impasse, causing the ongoing partial government shutdown.

Earlier in the day, Trump reached out to Pelosi for a deal on the border wall.

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