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It is far from clear if the president will embrace the agreement.
Efforts to resolve the dispute over border security funding extended into the weekend as a special congressional negotiating panel aimed to reach a deal by today.
More significant effects will be felt by individual businesses and workers, particularly those who scrambled to make ends after not being paid.
legislators say the latest shutdown is as ineffective as previous ones but much more disruptive as it is the longest in US history.
The shutdown has left over 800,000 federal agency workers without pay.
House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she is willing to meet with the US president to discuss the shutdown.
Investors still worry about the upcoming challenges as China's struggles to revive its economy and Trump facing a government shutdown.
The clash between 2 of Washington's most powerful leaders escalates the standoff that has partly closed the government for 33 days.
Democrats say the president's campaign against illegal immigration of ignoring more complex humanitarian issues on the border and stoking xenophobia.
Trump's proposal to end the 29-day partial shutdown of the US government appeared dead on arrival, with the top Democrat in Congress rejecting the proposal.
Trump initially said he would take responsibility for the shutdown but later shifted blame to Democrats.
The impasse has left 800,000 federal employees without pay.
The president has vowed to keep the government partially closed until Congress approves funding for an expanded barrier along the US border with Mexico.
Invoking emergency powers will potentially be an alternative, allowing the US president to get around Congress's control of the budget.
The US president again warns he may invoke emergency powers to get a wall built without congressional approval.
New House speaker Nancy Pelosi is adamant no funding for a border wall will be made available.
Donald Trump has refused to sign off on a slew of government funding bills until he receives money for his southern border wall.
The US president is prepared to hold out 'as long as it takes' to secure the money he is seeking for the border wall.
Since the shutdown began, dozens of volunteers have been travelling to the park to clean overused bathrooms, remove mounting piles of garbage and carry out other, equally unfragrant work.
Opponents of the US president accuse him of exaggerating the danger from illegal immigration for his own political gain.
After past shutdowns, Congress quickly ensured that federal workers were retroactively paid.
Democrats have stood firm, saying they will not support a spending measure that funds Trump's wall.
Republicans presently control Congress, including 51 seats in the 100-member Senate.
Should a government shutdown occur, it will be relatively limited, as Congress has already funded most government operations through Sept 2019.
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