Congress appeared to have no solution for a government shutdown stalemate Friday, as President Donald Trump warned of a “very long” closure if lawmakers do not approve money for his proposed border wall.
Parts of the government will close if Congress cannot pass spending bills for seven agencies by midnight Friday. As of the morning, lawmakers appeared far from breaking an impasse over whether to fund the barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border.
House Republicans passed a bill Thursday night to keep the government running through Feb. 8 and put more than $5 billion toward the president’s wall. The Senate is expected to vote on, and reject, the legislation after it convenes at noon on Friday.
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