Shutdown’s effects on U.S. economy bigger than thought

National News

January 16, 2019 - 9:49 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — With shutdown negotiations deadlocked, the White House planned further meetings with rank-and-file lawmakers today, as the Trump administration acknowledged the prolonged standoff over his border wall funding demands is having a greater economic drag than previously thought.

President Donald Trump has invited a bipartisan group of lawmakers known as the Problem Solvers caucus to talks, but it was far from clear the session would yield a breakthrough on the shutdown’s 26th day.

The president’s economists, meanwhile, said the shutdown was having a greater impact than previously projected.

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