Democratic leaders to Trump: Drop border wall plans

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(Worthy News) - Democratic leaders have a message for President Donald Trump on the eve of their meeting Tuesday: Drop a proposal to spend $5 billion on the border wall to avoid a partial government shutdown.

"This holiday season, the president knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the votes to pass the House and Senate, and should not be an obstacle to a bipartisan agreement," Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer of New York and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California said in a joint statement Monday night.

Congress and the president have until Dec. 21 to reach a budget deal to avoid a government shutdown except for essential services in several agencies. [ Source:UPI (Read More...) ]

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