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Senate OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency


February 15, 2019

Evan Vucci – Associated Press

President Donald Trump at a Cabinet meeting Tuesday. The Senate resoundingly approved a border security compromise Thursday that ignores most of President Donald Trump's demands for building a wall with Mexico but would prevent a new government shutdown.

WASHINGTON - Congress steamed toward lopsided approval of a border security compromise Thursday night that would avert a second painful government shutdown but ignite a major new confrontation - this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican boundary.

Wall money in the bill, about $1.4 billion, is far below the $5.7 billion Trump has insisted he must have. The White House said he'd sign the legislation but then act on his own to get the rest, a move sure to bring immediate efforts in court and elsewhere to block him.


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