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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

Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open

WASHINGTON/January 17, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— House Speaker Paul Ryan tried pressuring Democrats on Wednesday to back legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown. But he gave little ground on the partisan battle over immigration, an issue many Democrats say must be resolved before they’ll vote to keep agencies functioning. A day after conservatives expressed opposition to the short-term … Continue reading Ryan presses Dems to back bill keeping government open