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WASHINGTON | Trump signs funding stopgap, setting holiday fight on wall

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a stopgap spending bill to fund key government departments for two-weeks, setting up a pre-Christmas showdown over border wall funding. Trump’s signature on the measure keeps the government open through Dec. 21. Both houses of Congress passed the measure by voice vote on Thursday. Trump says wants the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump signs funding stopgap, setting holiday fight on wall

WASHINGTON | Congress seeks 2-week extension to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders introduced a two-week funding bill Monday to avert a partial government shutdown over President Donald Trump‘s border wall, as business in the Capitol came to a standstill for ceremonies honoring former President George H.W. Bush. The stopgap measure would keep the government funded through Dec. 21, two weeks after a Friday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress seeks 2-week extension to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Meeting over US funding bill set for next week

WASHINGTON— The Latest on a government funding bill that President Donald Trump hopes includes money for his promised border wall (all times local): 6:20 p.m. A meeting between President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress has been postponed until next week. Trump had invited the two top Democratic leaders, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Meeting over US funding bill set for next week

WASHINGTON | Trump keeps up pressure on Dems over border wall

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is keeping the pressure on congressional Democrats over funding for his promised border wall. Trump tweeted Monday: “We would save Billions of Dollars if the Democrats would give us the votes to build the Wall.” He did not provide any evidence for the savings, but again threatened to close the “entire … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump keeps up pressure on Dems over border wall