Congress Passes Two-Week Continuing Resolution, Funding the Government Through December 21st >>

December 8th, 2018

Congress Passes Two-Week Continuing Resolution, Funding the Government Through December 21st

On Friday, President Trump signed a two-week spending measure (H.J. Res 143) that averts a government shutdown. The stopgap measure gives the President and Congress two weeks to come to an agreement over the President’s demand for $5 billion to fund border wall construction.

Trump is scheduled to host House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for a meeting on the border wall dispute early next week. While the President has demanded $5 billion in funding for this fiscal year, Democrats say they will not provide the needed votes for anything beyond the $1.6 billion approved earlier this year by the Senate. The $1.6 billion would fund fencing projects rather than the concrete wall preferred by the president.

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