"Nancy Pelosi's newest funding proposal doesn't represent any serious attempt to secure our border or find a compromise", Meadows wrote on Twitter, adding that the plan was "a non-starter and will not be a legitimate answer to this impasse".
The plan includes packaging six bipartisan full Senate appropriations bills together and then separately moving a stopgap measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security until February 8 - the bill at the core of the border wall fight. McConnell has said Senate Republicans will not approve a spending measure not supported by Trump.
The planned vote sets up a Democratic showdown with Trump's fellow Republicans on an issue dear to the president on the first day of divided government in Washington since he took office in January 2017 with a Congress led by his own party. Trump was said to privately back the idea, but Democrats rejected it because the money could be used for a concrete wall. "You can do two things at once", he said. "I can go on with all the other problems, but we need border security".
Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said it's Congress's responsibility to pass Thursday's offerings. Such a bill passed the Senate on a voice vote earlier this month before being scuttled in the House by outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan and objections from Trump.
Yet as the shutdown moves through its 10th day, it is clear that the House Democrats' plan to take the first legislative action since the start of the shuttering of roughly a quarter of the federal government remains a nonstarter for Republicans, who still control the chamber on the other side of the US Capitol. "That's why we were elected and it's time we follow through", Meadows told the The Daily Caller News Foundation days before the partial government shutdown. After aides suggested there would not necessarily be a traditional wall as Trump had described since his presidential campaign, Trump stated that he really still wanted to build a border wall.
House Democrats plan to open the new session of Congress by passing legislation to fund the federal government and end the partial shutdown. He is now demanding $5 billion in funding for the structure, something Democrats have rejected.
Pelosi has not heard formally from the White House since Dec 11, when she and Schumer had a contentious Oval Office meeting with the president, Democratic aides said.
With no resolution in sight, the shutdown is forcing hundreds of thousands of federal workers and contractors to stay home or work without pay.
Workers are photographed during construction of part of President Donald Trump's border wall on the border between Ciudad Juarez in Mexico and Santa Teresa in the USA, on April 17, 2018.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "The president still says "wall" - oftentimes frankly he'll say "barrier" or 'fencing, ' now he's tended toward steel slats". Democrats have remained committed to blocking any funding for the wall. But a previous attempt to reach a compromise that addressed the status of "Dreamers" - young immigrants brought to the U.S.as children - broke down past year as a result of escalating White House demands.
Negotiations over the partial government shutdown stalled over the holidays.
On CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday, Shelby urged both sides to stop the blame game and said Democrats should articulate what kind of border security they can support.