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    Trump, Pence to Attend Senate Republican Policy Lunch on Wednesday

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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will attend a Senate Republican Policy lunch on Wednesday, the White House said in a statement.

    Pence earlier in the day said Trump is considering declaring a national emergency to bypass Congress and use military funds to build a wall on the US-Mexico border. Trump is scheduled to address the border crisis during a speech from the Oval Office on Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. EST (2:00 a.m. GMT on Wednesday).

    "President Trump and Vice President Pence will attend the Senate GOP Policy lunch on Capitol Hill tomorrow," the statement said on Tuesday.

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    The luncheon will occur amid the US government shutdown over Trump’s border wall, which has extended into its third week without any indication of when it might end.

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