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Pressure Builds on Republican Senate to End Shutdown as Trump Prepares a Visit

Jan 09, 2019 - The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump, hours after making a direct televised appeal to the nation, is facing growing uneasiness within his party that threatens to undercut his use of a prolonged government shutdown to pressure Democrats in Congress to pay for his long-promised border wall.

As the cracks in Republican unity spread, Mr. Trump was to visit Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a lunchtime meeting with Senate Republicans designed to shore up support for his position. It could also expose sti...