US senate passes bill to end government shutdown; impasse remains on border wall

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The new United States democratic-held House passed a legislation on Thursday night that would end a two-week partial government shutdown, but an impasse would remain as the passed-bills included no funds for President Donald Trump’s demand of a border wall along with Mexico.

According to news reports, the package would not be able to re-open nine unfunded federal department. However, the new house democratic has approved two measures that would help ending partial government shutdown.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday, trump has threatened a veto and thus the senate would not “waste its time” to pass any of the house proposal; which lead the White House and lawmakers no close to break an impasse on the border barrier as the shutdown is near to its 13th day.

US congressional leaders will have a negotiation with the White House on Friday, an effort to bridge a gap over Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a border wall. A Wednesday meeting at the White House on border security has yield no results, and democrats then emerged more negative to fund the bill.

In an official statement, the Trump administration wrote that the president “cannot accept legislation that provides unnecessary funding for wasteful programs while ignoring the Nation’s border security needs”.

Nancy Pelosi called the bills “Senate Republican appropriations legislation to re-open the government”.

One of the bills passed would re-open and fund the department of homeland security operations until February 8 and the other bill passed would fund eight closed US department through September 30.

The temporary spending measures would only give more time to lawmakers to work out on an immigration compromises. But it would delay the border wall impasse, rather than solving.


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