Trump vows veto of wall-less spending bill

Can Trump Build the Wall Without Approval from Congress?

The White House last month proudly sent out photos of said steel slats, calling it a wall.

That would force Trump to actually veto the measure.

Even if DHS were temporarily left without funding, though, it would not materially impact border security, because Border Patrol and ICE agents would nearly certainly still be required to report for work. Without resolution, more than 800,000 federal workers would face furloughs or be forced to work without pay, disrupting government operations days before Christmas. Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi, who is on track to become speaker when Democrats take control January 3, signaled support for ensuring funding.

Now, with a partial government shutdown looming if a deal to fund seven government agencies can't be concluded by December 21, President Trump has a ideal opportunity to follow through on his pledge while finally getting the border wall funding he has sought since the beginning of his presidency.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer labeled that a "slush fund" that would lack the votes to pass Congress.

As lawmakers continue to try to figure out how to keep all of the government open, the president is promising to build a border wall with Mexico "one way or the other". You told us that you weren't afraid to shut down the government, that's why we like you. If that proves impossible, lawmakers hope to extend the program in a separate bill addressing a maintenance backlog at national parks and other public lands issues. It passed a bill to fund the Department of Defense and passed a short-term CR and said, 'You know what?

"Who would want to shut the government down?" he said.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says it's good news that President Donald Trump has apparently retreated from his demand that Congress pay for a border wall with Mexico. But a partial shutdown would occur at midnight Friday on the remaining one-fourth of the government.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was confident there would not be a government shutdown. A Republican Senator, asked how they avoid a shutdown, texted a simple shrug emoji: ¯\_ (ツ) _/¯.

Richard Shelby, R-Ala., confirmed late Tuesday his office was preparing legislation to keep the government funded, likely into February.

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Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, the current no. 2 highest-ranking Senate Republican, predicted on Wednesday that Trump would sign it. He calls it "a simple measure" to show that Republicans are governing.

Congress did pass legislation to fund much of the government through the fiscal year, until October 1.

But it is seen as a defeat for the president, who had argued strenuously for $5 billion in new funding for a wall that he insists would check illegal immigration. "We have a very serious concern about securing our border", he added, stressing that lawmakers would simply have to go back to the drawing board.

The White House has said it's looking at other avenues to fund the wall.

"We won on the Military, which is being completely rebuilt", he wrote.

Trump had been directing his ire at Democrats, tweeting that they were "putting politics over country".

Earlier in the day, the president tweeted that he had signed last year's omnibus spending bill on the promise that the GOP leadership would fund the wall in 2018, which has not been kept.

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have made it clear they are not interested in funding Trump's border wall.

"Why not allow a vote on a bipartisan Senate bill and let democracy work in the House?" Many of his fellow Republicans who lost re-election in November are already done with Washington and are moving their stuff back to their home states, leaving House Leadership unsure exactly how many members will be around to vote.

Of course, no spending measure is final until the President signs it.

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