It was announced on Wednesday that the Trump administration is calling almost 50,000 staff back to work, unpaid, in a bid to minimise the shutdown's impact. The second bill would reopen federal agencies through February 28.
"So I had a choice", he said during the meal.
He is now insisting that Democrats cave to his demands and has said he is prepared to continue the shutdown for months, or even years, if necessary.
"Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th".
"We're talking about border security". He values its efficiency and consistency, and as a self-professed "germaphobe", he has said uniform health standards make him more confident in its cleanliness.
Some lawmakers are reluctant to return home for next week's planned recess - some were planning their first town halls of the new year - as the standoff deepens.
About a quarter of the federal government has been shut down for the past 24 days after Trump dug in on a campaign pledge to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico, demanding $5.7 billion from Congress for the project.
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The partial shutdown - the longest in US history - is in its fourth week.
Admiral Karl Schultz said in a letter to the Coast Guard on Tuesday that Coast Guard Mutual Assistance received the donation from USAA. While the Pentagon is not affected by the shutdown, the Coast Guard budget is part of Nielsen's department. Within one hour, it was all gone.
A Democratic aide said that Pelosi left it up to rank-and-file members to decide whether to attend the meeting.
Today, Trump said he is still not prepared to go that route.
Pelosi and Schumer spoke in primetime after the president.
In February of 2017, Curry criticized Trump after Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank called Trump a "real asset to the country". One thing stands out in this celebration compared to others that have been seen in the past. He used to eat it several times per week.
Graham echoed Trump by blaming the three-week long government shutdown on Democrats - specifically Pelosi, who joked she would give Trump money for a border wall - $1. The President looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government. They maintain the wall is expensive, ineffective and immoral.
In the Senate, several senators from both parties met Monday to discuss ways to end the gridlock.