Democrats take control of the House

The House will be tasked with reaching a compromise to end the shutdown after a meeting of top lawmakers and President Trump ended with no deal over a border wall. ABC News' Zachary Kiesch reports.
2:38 | 01/03/19

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We begin with the shift in power in Washington the 116. Congress just hours away from convening. Here's a live look at the capital where the newly elected lawmakers will be sworn in this afternoon. As Democrats take control of the house for the first time in eight years but Republicans. Will hold an even bigger majority in the senate. He'll be immediately tasked with reaching up compromised and the government shut down. That's a tall order after the first talks in three weeks with no deal on the president's proposed border wall ABC's Zachary quiche has the details from Washington Zachary good morning. Good morning to you today you know no breakthrough as the president met with congressional leaders yesterday at the White House in fact the president said. He would quote look foolish to compromise on a deal that came is more than 800000 federal employees are still waiting to return to work. They thirteen of the government shut down hinges on the president's demand for five point six billion dollars for border wall with Mexico. When they say the wolves a moral. Well then you better got to do something about the Vatican has the Vatican. Has the biggest wall of the ball. The president met with lawmakers at the White House Wednesday but with no real intention of compromised. This photo from inside the situation room where those contentious conversations were head. Even publicly rejecting it 2.5 billion dollar compromise proposed to Democrats by his own vice president. We're asking for five point six. And you know somebody said to put five. Don't look. This is national security we're talking about Democrats made clear they aren't budging either. Where as saying that president. To opening up government we are giving him any Republican. Path to do with that. Why would he not. We do it this morning the president is waking up to a new reality as Democrats take control the house and senate majority leader Chuck Schumer and house democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. Said they plan on moving forward with two bills. To reopen the government that were once backed by senior Republicans. At bats in non starter for GOP senators Ed Josh wood tree in California. No deal means nobody to help keep the place clean I just hope we end this shut down cell and then kind of come together as a people could just get us. The it you know in addition to the federal employees there's at least 2000 contractors. That are also impacted by this mayfield have faced the very real potential if they will not receive. Back pain to Myanmar prospective the president facing a less friendly congress' democratic controlled house acrid thank you.

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