Trump, Pence to meet with GOP senators Wednesday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Republican senators at the Capitol on Wednesday as the partial government shutdown continues.

The meeting is taking place as Trump tries to generate public support for border wall money before ending the shutdown. He'll address the nation from the Oval Office on Tuesday night, and has planned a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border two days later.

House Democrats have passed a plan to re-open the government without funding Trump's promised border wall, but the Republican-led Senate has so far declined to take it up.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won't take up funding bills without Trump's support.

The vice president is increasingly being called upon to prevent GOP defections.

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