(Washington Times)Under pressure from conservatives, President Trump said Thursday he would veto a stopgap spending bill unless Congress added money for his border wall — dooming a bipartisan compromise worked on in the Senate and putting the government careening toward a partial shutdown.
Mr. Trump’s veto vow sent House Republicans scrambling. They wrote a new bill that added $5.7 billion in additional border security to a measure that would fund dozens of other departments and agencies at their current levels through Feb. 8.
The bill passed the House on a 217-185 vote and heads to the Senate for a high-noon showdown Friday. Absent action, much of the government will run out of funding hours later at midnight.
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