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U.S. House passes spending bill with funding for Trump's border wall
Last Updated: 2018-12-21 09:32 | Xinhua
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The U.S. House passed a temporary spending bill Thursday that includes funding for President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall but is unlikely to get enough votes to clear the Senate.

The Republican-led House approved the measure to keep the federal government running into February by a 217-185 vote, largely along party lines, sending it to the upper chamber.

Senators were told Thursday to prepare for potential votes Friday. The chamber is set to convene at noon.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters Thursday that the House bill "clearly will not come close" to getting the 60 votes needed to pass the Senate, which approved a funding measure Wednesday night to avert a partial government shutdown without providing border wall money.

Trump said Thursday he won't endorse any stopgap funding bill unless it contained money for border security.

Without resolution, government funding for various departments expires at midnight Friday.

White House Press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that Trump "will not travel in a shutdown." The president has planned to fly to Florida on Friday.

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U.S. House passes spending bill with funding for Trump's border wall
Source:Xinhua | 2018-12-21 09:32
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