Parties barrel toward clash over Trump's border wall

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(Worthy News) - Congress is hurtling toward a brutal fight over government funding centered on a pair of contentious issues: President Donald Trump’s border wall and special counsel Robert Mueller.

Democrats said Tuesday they might insist that language protecting Mueller's job security be included in a must-pass spending bill due by Dec. 7. With Mueller’s probe on Russian inteference in the 2016 election winding down and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) loath to bring up a standalone Mueller-protection bill, Democrats argue it could be their last chance to shield the special counsel from Trump.

Meanwhile, the president and his GOP allies are asking for a significant funding boost for border security in order for Trump to sign the government spending bill. Senate Republicans are advocating for $5 billion, while the outgoing House GOP majority has pushed for as much as $25 billion — figures that Democrats oppose absent a broader deal on immigration. [ Source: Politico (Read More...) ]

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