House passes bill for Trump's $5 billion border wall

House passes bill for Trump's $5 billion border wall

With Washington a little more than 24 hours away from a partial government shutdown, the House of Representatives passed a spending bill that includes an additional $5 billion for U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall. The vote was 217-185.

The $5 billion is in line with what the President has requested of Congress, but passage of the measure significantly raises the chances that the government will at least partially shut down at the end of the week.

That's because the bill next heads to the Senate, where it is expected to be dead on arrival due to opposition over the border wall money, CNN reported.

Democrats have already made clear they will not support $5 billion for the wall, and any spending measure would need bipartisan support to pass in the Senate. The Senate-passed measure faces opposition from a broad group of conservatives.


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