Government Shutdown Odds Grow With GOP Border Wall Funding Bill

House Republicans this week are increasing the possibility of a government shutdown in October by moving forward with a $788 billion spending bill that complies with President Donald Trump’s demands to boost the military, reduce clean-energy programs and fund a wall on the...

GOP ready to fund border wall, setting up shutdown fight

By Rachael Bade and Seung Min Kim 07/11/2017 House Republicans are ready to provide a down payment on President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico, reigniting a fight that could lead to a government shutdown this fall. In a nod to Trump’s signature campaign promise, the House...

Homeland Security Secretary Doesn’t See Building a Wall Along U.S.-Mexico Border

By Dan Frosch and Laura Meckler Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told members of Congress Wednesday that he doesn’t envision a wall stretching the entire length of the U.S. border with Mexico, and would instead focus on building additional fencing where it was most...
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