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New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said no funding for the wall would be made available.

US President Donald Trump says that he told congressional leaders the partial government shutdown could go on for months or years.

"This is national security we're talking about", Trump said following another round of talks at the White House with Democratic leaders on ending the two-week Government shutdown.

In one of its first acts, the re-constituted 116th Congress with a Democrat-controlled House passed a legislative package with funding to reopen government departments that have been shut down.

Thursday evening's budget vote in the House of Representatives came after Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, was again elected as Speaker. She will preside over the most diverse U.S. House in history.

The second part would fund the other federal agencies that are now unfunded including the Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Transportation, Commerce and Justice, through September 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

But that did not deter House Democrats.

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'She said we're not looking to impeach you, ' according to the president. That cleared the way for a vote expected later in the evening on passage.

Friday's White House meeting with Trump included eight congressional leaders - the top two Democrats and Republicans of both chambers.

An explosive video clip in which a debutant lawmaker, Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, is heard saying "we're going to go in and impeach the motherfucker" has set the tone for a confrontation that has already brought parts of the government to a standstill.

Susan Collins, the Republican senator for ME, said "it would be great" for the Democrats' spending bills to be adopted, adding: "At least we'd be getting those workers back to work".

Trump has said he would veto any bill, however, that does not include funding for the wall and the Republican-run Senate has said it would not consider any legislation that does not pass muster with the president.

Mr Trump has denied that his campaign colluded with Moscow.

"A wall is an immorality between countries", Pelosi said Thursday during the passage of the bills, adding, "It's an old way of thinking".

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"If Leader McConnell tonight would put the bill that's passing the House on the floor, it would pass", Schumer said, noting that the measures previously had been backed by Senate Republicans.

'And we even talked about that today, ' Trump told reporters following the two-hour closed door meeting.

The Democrats this week took control of the House of Representatives after winning 235 seats in November's midterm elections.

"Walls work. That's why rich, powerful and successful people build them around their homes", Mr Trump wrote in his letter.

During his free-wheeling session with reporters, Trump also wrongly claimed that he'd never called for the wall to be concrete. "We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason".

Adding to national unease about the shutdown are economic jitters as analysts warn of the risks of closures that are disrupting government operations across multiple departments and agencies at a time of other uncertainties in the stock market and foreign trade.

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