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WASHINGTON — Lawmakers in Nevada’s congressional delegation are prepared to get to work on issues specific to the state, including filling federal judicial vacancies and keeping the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project mothballed.
In their first days in control of the House, Democrats approved legislation to end the partial government shutdown, but the bill will not be considered by the GOP-controlled Senate as it does not include the $5 billion for the southern border wall demanded by President Donald Trump.
Several lawmakers have declared they will decline their paycheck or will donate it to charity in solidarity with civilian workers furloughed or working without pay.
WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders and President Donald Trump appeared no closer to a deal to reopen the government Friday following a White House meeting that Democrats said ended with a presidential threat to keep federal offices shuttered for “months or even years.”