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Trump Floats Another Gov’t Shutdown or Nat’l Emergency over Border Wall Funding

HeadlineFeb 04, 2019

When asked about the government funding bill currently being negotiated before a February 15 deadline, Trump did not rule out shutting down the government again if no satisfactory deal was made. On Friday, Trump told reporters “there’s a good chance” he would call a national emergency to get around Congress, despite reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Trump that the move could split the Republican Party and prompt a resolution disapproving the emergency declaration. Meanwhile, the Pentagon confirmed Sunday it is sending 3,750 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border for a period of 90 days—a move announced by acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan last week.

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