White House, Congress are preparing to extend the funding period. On Wednesday, the White House and Congress appeared to agree on a temporary spending plan to avoid a partial closure of the government at midnight on Friday, but the plan did not include the $5 billion President Donald Trump’s desire to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border.
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The Senate passed the measure by voice later Wednesday. It will fund a quarter of the U.S. government’s operations until February 8, when Trump and lawmakers will again face the possibility of partial closure. The measure now moves to the House of Representatives.Click Here For More.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R-Ky, spoke to reporters at the Capitol Building in Washington on December 18, 2018 about the possibility of a partial government closure.
Democratic leader Charles Schumer said the Democrats would support the interim spending plan and that the rest of the U.S. government’s funds would be supported by the end of September next year.