WASHINGTON – The Senate handed a short-term spending invoice late Wednesday to fund the federal government by Feb. eight – with out added funds for President Trump’s border wall with Mexico.
The laws handed by voice vote on the Senate ground after a number of senators had been singing Christmas carols at the back of the chamber to induce their colleagues to keep away from a vacation authorities shutdown at midnight Friday.
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) took the Christmas corniness one step additional as he presided over a procedural vote. He introduced that “Rudolph” voted “current.”
It’s now as much as the Home to proceed the vacation cheer. The laws is headed there for vote Thursday.
Trump would then need to signal the stopgap measure into regulation, regardless of pledging final week he’d be proud to close down the federal government if Congress didn’t give him $5 billion for his border wall.
“It’s good that our Republican colleagues within the Senate lastly realized that they need to not shut down the federal government over a wall that doesn’t have sufficient help to cross the Home or Senate and isn’t supported by a majority of the nation,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated after the vote.