House passes stopgap bill with funding for border wall in bid to avert a shutdown

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(Worthy News) - Under pressure from conservatives, President Trump said Thursday he would veto a stopgap spending bill unless Congress added money for his border wall — dooming a bipartisan compromise worked on in the Senate, and putting the government careening toward a partial shutdown.

Mr. Trump’s veto vow sent House Republicans scrambling. They wrote a new bill that added $5.7 billion is additional border security to a measure that would fund dozens of other departments and agencies at their current levels through Feb. 8.

The bill passed the House on a 217-185 vote, and heads to the Senate for a high-noon showdown Friday. Absent action, much of the government will run out of funding hours later at midnight. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “House passes stopgap bill with funding for border wall in bid to avert a shutdown”

  1. Maybe we should outlaw any Democrat having doors and windows on their houses, because these people just can't see truth until it's brought home to them.

    Isn't is hard to keep assuming they have brains in their heads?

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