White House announces reduced delegation to travel to Davos amid shutdown

White House announces reduced delegation to travel to Davos amid shutdown
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The White House on Tuesday announced a scaled-back delegation that will head to Davos, Switzerland, next week for the World Economic Forum amid a partial government shutdown that shows few signs of ending.

Five administration officials will attend the gathering for political leaders and global elites, pared down from roughly a dozen who were previously slated to attend.

Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinBudget talks between White House, Pelosi spill into weekend Conservative group raises concerns about potential budget deal How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE will lead the delegation. He will be joined by Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo: There's 'no indication' Iran will change direction Trump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Trump confirms he authorized Rand Paul to negotiate with Iran MORE, Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossHistory in the House: Congress weathers unprecedented week The Hill's 12:30 Report: 'Send her back' chants stun Washington The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP MORE, U.S. Trade Representative Robert LighthizerRobert (Bob) Emmet LighthizerChinese, US negotiators fine-tuning details of trade agreement: report The Trump economy keeps roaring ahead Trump says no discussion of extending deadline in Chinese trade talks MORE and deputy chief of staff Chris Liddell.

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The group will attend the conference in Switzerland from Jan. 22-25.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced in December that President TrumpDonald John TrumpLiz Cheney: 'Send her back' chant 'inappropriate' but not about race, gender Booker: Trump is 'worse than a racist' Top Democrat insists country hasn't moved on from Mueller MORE would join roughly a dozen other administration officials in Switzerland. Trump has since said he will not attend, citing the shutdown.

Other officials who will no longer make the trip include Labor Secretary Alex AcostaAlex Alexander AcostaThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants Trump taps Scalia's son as Labor secretary pick The Hill's Morning Report - Trump seizes House impeachment vote to rally GOP MORE, Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine Lan ChaoMcConnell says he's glad his immigrant wife 'not willing to go back home' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dem leaders face tough decision on impeachment resolution Ocasio-Cortez accuses GOP leader of being 'complicit in advancing racism in America' MORE, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenTrump quietly rolled back programs to detect, combat weapons of mass destruction: report Trump's family separation policy has taken US to 'lowest depth possible,' says former immigration lawyer Four heated moments from House hearing on conditions at border facilities MORE, Small Business Administrator Linda McMahonLinda Marie McMahonTrump campaign describes Corey Stewart super PAC as 'unconscionable' Pro-Trump group plans to spend 0M in six battleground states XFL signs TV deals with ESPN, Fox, ABC for 2020 launch MORE and White House advisers Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Trump: 'We already started' talks to get A$AP Rocky home from Sweden Kim Kardashian West thanks Trump, Kushner for helping efforts to free A$AP Rocky from Swedish jail MORE and Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Trump says he doesn't care if attacks on 'Squad' hurt him politically EXCLUSIVE: Career officials rebut claims of White House interference in security clearance process MORE.

Some of the officials attending, as well as a few who will no longer make the trip, oversee government agencies that are shuttered during a funding lapse that has lasted 25 days and counting. The departments of the Treasury, Homeland Security, Transportation, Commerce, State, Housing and Urban Development and Interior are among those closed during the shutdown.

Trump attended the forum last year, becoming just the second sitting U.S. president to do so. The U.S. does typically send a delegation of high-ranking officials.