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Partial government shutdown averted, for now

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/07/18, 09:32 am

Congress approved a two-week funding bill on Thursday to avert a partial government shutdown, and President Donald Trump is expected sign the measure on Friday. The bill keeps the federal government funded through Dec. 21. Funding would have expired Friday for a portion of the government, including the Department of Homeland Security. The stopgap funding bill sets up a possible showdown right before Christmas over funding for a border wall.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Thursday a bipartisan Senate plan for $1.6 billion in border security funding does not include money for the 30-foot-high concrete wall President Donald Trump envisions. He said the money “can only be used for fencing” and technology. The White House is pushing for the allocation of $5 billion for a border wall.


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  • news2me
    Posted: Fri, 12/07/2018 03:45 pm

    “can only be used for fencing”

    That's so the people on the south side can throw rocks and shoot our border patrol. 

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    Cyborg3
    Posted: Sun, 12/09/2018 10:15 am

    You are correct, for this is absolutely crazy why they just don’t build the wall! We have seen the hordes of wannabe immigrants tearing down fences on Mexico’s southern border, throwing rocks at border patrol, showing disrespect for the American flag, climbing over the fence on our border and on and on it goes: our congress cannot get their act together to fund the wall! This is outrageous and every justice loving American should take action!

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