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

WASHINGTON - The House passed a stopgap measure for funding the government that includes $5 billion for a border wall sought by President Donald Trump.

The vote of 217 to 185 on Thursday night puts the House at odds with the Senate, which on Wednesday night passed a funding bill that does not include border-wall money.

The Senate will now have to consider the House version before midnight Friday to avert a partial government shutdown.

The House’s approval of billions for border security comes after Trump said Thursday he would not sign a short-term spending bill that did not include such funding.

If Trump and both houses of Congress are unable to agree on a funding bill by Dec. 21, large parts of the federal government could run out of operating authority after midnight Friday.


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