Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters at the Capitol after signing a House-passed a bill requiring that all government workers receive retroactive pay after the partial shutdown ends. She is joined by, from left, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.; Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore.; Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md.; and Rep. Don Beyer D-Va. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency.