President Donald Trump gives his first televised address from the Oval Office, Rep. Mike Thompson introduces gun safety legislation and the partial federal government shutdown continues the week of January 7, 2019, in Washington, D.C.
Members and supporters of the National Air Controllers Association and other aviation industry associations protest the partial federal government shutdown at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Congress and President Trump remain at a budget stalemate as Democrats refuse to provide Trump with the $5.7 billion funding request for a southern border wall. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
The Federal Aviation Administration closed its training academy in Oklahoma City because of the shutdown, which has slowed down training and placed recent graduates on furlough. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Vice President Mike Pence makes remarks to the press as, from left to right, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., listen after meeting with Trump and the Democratic leadership. Trump walked out of the meeting and called it a "waste of time." Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland (C) makes remarks as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California (R), Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York (L) and Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois listen as they depart the West Wing of the White House after meeting with Trump. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI