by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/19/18, 10:45 am
WASHINGTON—Lawmakers are working to pass a short-term spending bill to avoid a partial government shutdown Friday, postponing the fight over funding a U.S.-Mexico border wall to next year. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said Tuesday the short-term measure would fund the government until early February. The resolution will likely maintain current spending levels and fund departments including Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Transportation.