Schumer visits Yonkers, hopes for end to gov't shutdown

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was in Yonkers Thursday night, briefly speaking about the federal government shutdown that is in its third week.

"I hope the president will relent soon," he said.

The political tug-of-war stems from funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump toured a patrol station and received a briefing at the Rio Grande River earlier Thursday.

Schumer, who serves as Senate minority leader, says he's hoping for compromise as about 800,000 federal workers remain furloughed or out of work.

The Senate passed a bill to allow government workers to get back pay, but Trump is yet to sign it. If he doesn't, Friday would be their first missed paycheck.

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