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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:48 PM

Party leaders reach deal to avoid fresh US government shutdown

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/feb/11/negotiators-work-to-avoid-another-shutdown-as-trump-rallies-for-a-wall

Democratic and Republican leaders announced late Monday that they had reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown when funding under a stopgap agreement expires at midnight on Friday.

The proposal would require the signature of Donald Trump to avert a new shutdown.

The agreement would allocate far less money for Trump’s border wall than the White House’s $5.7bn wish list, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4bn, according to congressional aides. The funding measure is through the fiscal year, which ends 30 September.

The agreement means 55 miles of new fencing — constructed through existing designs such as metal slats instead of a concrete wall — but far less than the 215 miles the White House demanded in December. The fencing would be built in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:30 AM

1. Nice trap for trump.



I like it.

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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 01:02 AM

2. So much for the promise of not one damn penny for an immoral wall!!

Please tell me this is a joke!!

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