by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/20/18, 01:52 pm
WASHINGTON—UPDATE: After meeting with President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said the president will not sign the current stopgap funding measure to avert a government shutdown.
Trump seems to have been persuaded by a number of conservative lawmakers who argued he should veto the bill. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-N.C., argued that this was the last chance to secure border wall funding since Democrats, who take control of the House next month, would never agree to it.