The United States Senate huddled Friday afternoon to reach a last-minute agreement that would avoid a partial government shutdown; struggling to reach a bipartisan deal that would secure over $5 billion for border security.
“The Senate on Friday was scrambling to take up a spending package with billions in funding for a border wall, as President Trump made clear there’s a ‘good chance’ for a partial government shutdown at midnight,” writes Fox News.
“President Trump: you will not get your wall,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told his colleagues on the Senate Floor. “Abandon your shutdown strategy. You’re not getting the wall today, next week or on January 3rd, when Democrats take control of the House.”
The President urged GOP lawmakers to “go nuclear” and bypass a potential Democratic filibuster Friday, but was largely rebuked by Sen. McConnell.
“Now it’s up to the Democrats as to whether or not we have a shutdown tonight,” said the president.
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