ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
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(Capitol Hill : Kenneth Moton) The tense negotiations after the government shutdown examined; President Trump tweet quoted; details given about the funding measure, Senator Charles Schumer's meeting with Trump. [Speaker of the House Paul RYAN, Senator Mitch McCONNELL, Representatives Steny HOYER, Nancy PELOSI, Senators John KENNEDY, Lindsey GRAHAM, CONGRESSMAN - comment on the situation.] [SCHUMER - talks about his deal: negotiating with President Trump is like negotiating with jello; states he would continue trying.]
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Report introduced.
(Capitol: Stephanie Ramos) The impact of the shutdown examined; scenes shown of the Statue of Liberty & the Liberty Bell that were shut down; cost statistics cited; details given about worker furloughs for the IRS, USDA, FDA, Postal Service, air traffic control. [TOURIST, federal employee Amad ALI- react.] [OMB dir. Mick MULVANEY- talks about government employees.] How service members will be affected discussed.
(Studio: Tom Llamas; White House: David Wright) The blame game over the shutdown discussed; White House inflammatory ad shown.
(Studio: Tom Llamas) Coverage of the negotiations on "This Week" noted.
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