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House Passes Short-Term Funding Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown

Should Trump hold out for border wall funding, even if it means a government shutdown?

by Axios | 12.6.18

The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution on Thursday to push the government shutdown deadline to Dec. 21, handing it off to the Senate for approval, CNBC reports.

The big picture: The shutdown standoff — originally set for this week — was delayed after the death of former President George H.W. Bush. Democrats are still refusing to give Trump the $5 billion he wants for his border wall, though Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has reportedly offered the president $1.6 billion for border security — a move that prompted backlash from many progressives. A meeting between Trump, Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has also been delayed until next week, Politico reports.

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Written by Axios

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