A House-passed measure will prevent a partial government shutdown, avoiding a border-wall brawl on the House floor for at least 2 weeks. Trump has demanded $5 billion in funding for the wall, Democrats have only agreed to 1.6 billion in border security funding.
- Do you expect a government shutdown early next year?
- Do you think Trump will veto any upcoming spending bills without wall funding?
The House adopted a two-week measure to keep the government financed and to prevent a partial shutdown on Thursday with unanimous consent.
The vote essentially marks a split debate on the financing of the border wall of President Trump over the next two weeks.
The Senate is expected to pass the measure later in the day, just ahead of the Dec. 7 deadline.