The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other USA stock market indices appear poised to snatch back a portion of yesterday's massive losses, even as Congress and President Donald Trump continue to dig in their heels on the proposed border wall funding that has prevented the federal government from ending the partial government shutdown.
Trump has claimed broad public support for building a wall or other barrier that Democrats call a waste of money.
He told reporters that "you can call it the Schumer, or the Pelosi or the Trump shutdown, doesn't make any difference to me". The president threatened to keep nine USA departments closed "for a very long period of time - months or even years" - until he gets the funding, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said. "In fact he said he would keep the government closed for a very long time for months or even years".
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Trump made the wall - a project estimated to cost about $23 billion - a key campaign promise in 2016, saying Mexico would pay for it and arguing it is needed to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking.
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats had told Trump during a meeting in the White House Situation Room to end the shutdown, which began two weeks ago.
Thursday marked the first day of divided government in Washington since Trump took office in January 2017, as Democrats took control in the House from his fellow Republicans, who remain in charge of the Senate.
"I don't think it will", Trump said.
A variety of strategies are being floated inside and outside the White House, among them trading wall funding for a deal on immigrants brought to the country as young people and now here illegally, or using a national emergency declaration to build the wall. I may do it. He congratulated Pelosi on her selection as speaker and said: "Hopefully we're going to work together".
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Asked whether he had considered declaring a national emergency to build the wall, Trump said: "Yes, I have".
"We're not doing a wall". Democrats disagree, with Ms Pelosi calling the wall immoral, ineffective and expensive.
In a December 11 meeting with Pelosi and Schumer, Trump said he would be "proud" to shut the government over the security issue and would not blame Democrats.
'She said we're not looking to impeach you, ' according to the president.
Though Trump has remained popular among Republicans, his overall job approval stood at 39 percent in the most recent Gallup tracking poll.
But Pelosi will also have to pursue the Democratic agenda, with plenty of opportunities to confront President Trump.
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White House officials and congressional staffers will meet at 11 a.m. EST (1600 GMT) on Saturday to try to end the impasse, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said.
As Speaker for the House of Representatives she will oversee a series of investigations of President Trump.
Federal agencies such as the Justice Department, Commerce Department and departments of Agriculture, Labor, Interior and Treasury have been hit by the shutdown.